A whip-smart British slapstick comedy, FOUR LIONS takes aim at Jihadi suicide bombers and illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. The film has been lauded by liberals, conservatives, Muslims, Christians, servicemen and national security experts alike as ‘laugh-out-loud funny.’ While hugely entertaining, it draws from real life and demonstrates that home grown extremists have many shortcomings but are also human.

Writer-director Chris Morris based the idea on extensive research. “These cells have the same group dynamics as bachelor parties and five a side basketball teams. Plans are upset by arguments, egos, testosterone and idiocy. Terrorism is about ideology but it’s also about doofuses.”


Riz Ahmed
Asher Ali
Nigel Lindsey
Kayvan Novak

Directed by

Chris Morris

Written by

Chris Morris
Jess Armstrong
Sam Bain

Produced by

Mark Herbert
Derrin Schlesinger

Executive Producers

Angus Aynsley
Carole Baraton
Peter Carlton
Will Clarke
Rita Dagher
Mark Findlay
Caroline Leddy
Alex Marshall

Associate Producer

Afi Khan

Edited by

Billy Sneddon

Director of Photography

Lol Crawley

BAFTA Awards WINNER – Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
NOMINATED – Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year
February 2011
Central Ohio Film Critics Association NOMINATED – Best Original Screenplay
NOMINATED – Best Overlooked Film
January 2011
Sundance Film Festival NOMINATED – Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Dramatic
January 2010
British Independent Film Awards NOMINATED – British Independent Film Award
NOMINATED – Douglas Hickox Award
NOMINATED – Best Screenplay
NOMINATED – Best Actor
NOMINATED – Best Supporting Actor
December 2010
London Critics Circle Film Awards NOMINATED – ALFS Award British Actor of the Year
NOMINATED – ALFS Award Screenwriter of the Year
NOMINATED – ALFS Award Breakthrough British Filmmaker
December 2010
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards WINNER – Best Original Screenplay
December 2010
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards NOMINATED – Best Original Screenplay
August 2010
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival WINNER – Independent Camera Award
July 2010
Los Angeles Film Festival WINNER – Best Narrative Feature
June 2010
Bradford International Film Festival NOMINATED – Best Film
March 2010

Sales: Wildbunch

UK: Optimum Releasing

USA: Drafthouse Films

Germany: Capelight Pictures

Singapore: Cathay-Keris Films

Finland: Future Film

Australia: Hopscotch Films

Netherlands: Paradiso Entertainment

Belgium: Paradiso

Denmark: Midget Entertainment

Middle East: Teleview International