Sunday and Monday died in “What Happened to Monday.”
In the dystopian science fiction thriller “What Happened to Monday,” set in a future where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The sisters, each named after a day of the week, take turns assuming the identity of a single person named Karen Settman.
Tragedy strikes when Sunday, the sister who ventures out on her designated day, is discovered and ultimately killed by the Bureau. The plot thickens as the sisters try to maintain their secret life while investigating Sunday’s disappearance, leading to the revelation that Monday has betrayed her sisters by striking a deal with the Bureau’s head, Nicolette Cayman, to maintain her own survival. Monday’s duplicity results in her death as well, as she is killed in a confrontation towards the end of the film. The story is a complex web of survival, identity, and sacrifice, with the sisters fighting against a system that seeks to erase their existence.