Four Lions: Terrorism and “the bunch of guys theory”

BoingBoing has an interview with Four Lions director Chris Morris that contains some excellent nuggets of real life terrorists being morons, serving thusly as inspiration for his comedy of (t)errors Four Lions. There are some brilliant episodes about asking for bomb recipes over the phone, impersonating MI5 officers and of course “hairy hobbits.”

The film was released in the US last week. Has anyone seen it yet? For those who haven’t, hopefully the trailer below will convince you to:

About Younghusband

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) was a British explorer, army officer, military-political officer, and foreign correspondent born in India who led expeditions into Manchuria, Kashgar, and Tibet. He three times tried and failed to scale Mt. Everest and journeyed from China to India, crossing the Gobi desert and the Mustagh Pass (alt. c.19,000 ft/5,791 m) of the Karakoram mountain range in modern day Pakistan. Convinced of Russian designs on British interests in India, Younghusband proactively engaged in the nineteenth century spying and conflict over Central Asia between the British and the Russians known as the Great Game. "Younghusband" is a Canadian who has spent a number of years bouncing back and forth between his home country and Japan. Fluent in Japanese and English with experience in numerous other languages from Spanish to Georgian, Younghusband has travelled throughout Asia. He graduated with an MA from the War Studies Department at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he focussed on the Japanese oil industry and energy security issues. He has recently returned to Canada from Japan, and is working in the technology sector.
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One Response to Four Lions: Terrorism and “the bunch of guys theory”

  1. Chirol says:

    Haven’t seen it yet but am looking forward to seeing it. Another good British one is “Infidel” about an adopted Muslim who finds out his real parents were Jewish. It’s available streaming on netflix.