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Chris Morris's debut film, co-written with Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show / The Thick of It), features a cell of bumbling jihadists from the Midlands.

A bright, peppy comedy of errors, it may seem more conventional than Morris's twisted TV work, but in some ways its resemblances to such warm-hearted Britcoms as The Full Monty are what make it so bold: the suicide bombers are never portrayed as evil, and their leader, the excellent Riz Ahmed, is a sympathetic family man.