Movie: Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Who does the sonning? O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu)
Who gets sonned? The Tokyo yakuza
Context: Amidst a celebration, Boss Tanaka expresses his displeasure with O-Ren Ishii's promotion to the boss of all Tokyo bosses. Namely, he takes issue with her gender, nationality, and ethnicity, which O-Ren addresses by swiftly decapitating him in front of the rest of the council. But that's not the sonning. No, the real attack comes during her speech to her new underlings. It turns out she's a pretty open minded boss, just don't be disrespectful. Her cool composure garners respect, and a few smiles, from the rest of the room and adds a whole new dimension of badass to "keep calm and carry on." —Arianna Friedman