I have to say, were it not for the existence of film and as consuming as day-to-day life can be, I think a lot of people in general, including myself, would never really ever lend an ear to issues of worldly importance as child soldiers in third-world countries. It’s a great medium to use if you’re not very studious as some people about a specific topic and it’s something you would have to really care about and immerse yourself in as contemplative and tedious as filmmaking can be with a cast that can help put a stamp on said project.
Well, leave it to Cary Fukunaga whose newest contribution with the otherwise visceral and compelling war drama, Beasts Of No Nation, is gearing up for a simultaneous release shared between Netflix and select Landmark theater chains through distributors at Bleecker Street. Idris Elba is on hand for this one with young actor Abraham Attah leading the young story based on Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala’s critically acclaimed debut in 2005.
Based on the highly acclaimed novel, director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation brings to life the gripping tale of Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah), a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Idris Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.