This needle-sharp satire rips open the contract that offers cheap clothes to buyers, vast wealth to owners, and punishing conditions to workers at the coal face of fast fashion. London-based billionaire Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan) is preparing for a lavish celebration of his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. The occasion is overseen by a reality-TV camera crew, and a writer (David Mitchell) hired to craft McCreadie’s hagiographic biography with assistance from McCreadie’s ex-wife (Isla Fisher) and dutiful subordinate (Sarah Solemani). Meanwhile, refugees from Syria have set up camp on a nearby beach, much to the consternation of hotel staff and local authorities. As preparations barrel ahead and obstacles mount in tandem, horrendous truths regarding McCreadie’s past are revealed — and long-standing animosities threaten to derail the entire enterprise. (adapted from Toronto International Film Festival by Cameron Bailey)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Produced by Melissa Parmenter, Damian Jones
Written by Michael Winterbottom
Starring Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, David Mitchell
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Country: UK
104 minutes