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Beasts of No Nation (2015)

US 137m, Colour
Directed: Cary Joji Fukunaga; Cast: Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, Kurt Egyiawan, Ama K. Abebrese, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye

Beasts-of-No-NationBeasts of No Nation is an uncompromising drama about a young boy who becomes a child soldier after losing his family in a civil war. “Adopted” by the commander of a local militia, Agu eventually succumbs to the brutal efforts of indoctrination that steal his childhood. Based on Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 novel of the same name, this is a tragic, yet surprisingly hopeful story that is built on the outstanding performances of Attah and Elba. One of the best films of 2015, it is a shame that this movie has yet to see a wider audience, though it is likely to be better appreciated in years to come (Klaus Ming January 2016).


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