The film “What Happened to Monday” stars Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, and Glenn Close.
In the 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller “What Happened to Monday,” directed by Tommy Wirkola, Noomi Rapace plays the lead role(s) as the seven identical Settman siblings, each named after a day of the week. Rapace’s performance was widely praised for her ability to portray seven distinct characters who are forced to assume a single identity due to a strict one-child policy enforced by the Child Allocation Bureau.
Willem Dafoe plays the role of Terrence Settman, the grandfather who raises the septuplets in secrecy, teaching them how to avoid government detection by only allowing one child to go out each day, each posing as the same person: Karen Settman.
Glenn Close plays the antagonist, Nicolette Cayman, the head of the Child Allocation Bureau. She is the architect of the strict population control policies and is determined to enforce them, which puts her in direct conflict with the Settman siblings.
The film also features a supporting cast that includes Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck, and Pål Sverre Hagen, among others. The actors’ performances contribute to the film’s tense atmosphere and complex narrative, which revolves around themes of identity, survival, and the ethical implications of population control.