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Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation
  • 2015
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese
  • UK release: 9 October 2015

Agu (Attah) is a boy in an unnamed, war-torn East African country who is taken under the wing of charismatic but merciless Commandant (Elba) and his band of soldiers. Violent but humane portrayal of a life where everything can be lost in a heartbeat; Attah is astonishing. Hard to watch but essential to see.

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Beasts of No Nation

8 Oct 20154 stars

LFF 2015: Devastating civil war drama from Cary Joji Fukunaga, with Idris Elba

'God is not listening,' concludes child soldier Agu (the astonishing Abraham Attah) as his ordeal takes a freshly hellish turn. A resident of a war-torn, unnamed West African country, Agu has been taken under the wing of the charismatic, merciless and…

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