Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films, War Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 16, 2015 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 137 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Daniel Gelb

In an African country decimated by a civil war, the young Agu (Abraham Attah) lives with his family in a quiet village protected by government forces. As the rebel army approaches, Agu is left behind with his father and brother to join the village's men in mounting a resistance to the rebels. Quickly overtaken by the ruthless soldiers, Agu watches as the remainder of family is butchered. He escapes into the jungle alone but is shortly captured by a band of child soldiers under the direction of a charismatic and imposing Commandant (Idris Elba). The Commandant takes Agu under his wing and breeds him to become a fearless child soldier as the brutal war rages on. Cary Fukunaga directs this grueling, unfiltered war drama.



African, child, father, mercenary, soldier


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