Written and directed by Cary Fukunaga, and starring Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation follows the story of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family and forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters in the civil war of an unnamed West African country. Not only must Agu face the death of his father and disappearance of his mother and sister, but must also join a life of violence and brutality. Agu befriends a mute boy named Strika and together they face the crimes and hardships of war.
Shot entirely on location in the eastern part of Ghana, the film will be available from October 16, 2015 on Netflix, as well as select theaters across the U.S. Hopefully, someone strikes a deal with Netflix, so we get to see the movie in Nigeria too.
Beasts of No Nation is based on the 2005 novel by Nigerian author, Uzodinma Iweala.
Watch the trailer below.