WHO’S IN IT?
Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Ama K. Abebrese (Sinking Sands), Abraham Attah (film debut), Richard Pepple (Love’s Kitchen), Opeyemi Fagbohungbe (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), director, writer, producer, cinematographer; Amy Kaufman (Sin Nombre), Riva Marker (Almost Perfect) and Daniela Taplin Lundberg (The Kids Are All Right), producers; Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild), composer; Pete Beaudreau (Margin Call) and Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (A Royal Affair), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After a civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy named Agu (Attah) is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters led by their Commandant (Elba) and transform into a ruthless child soldier…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The involvement of acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga and actor Idris Elba respectively is awesome enough, but Beasts of No Nation is one of the first major film releases to be distributed by Netflix, with it going on their streaming service the same day as a limited theatrical run in the US – now that’s what we call progress!