Beasts of No Nation, is the new film written and directed by True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba. It debuts on Friday, 16 October 2015, globally on Netflix. Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation will be in competition at the Venice Film Festival and will be screening at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
The film, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, brings to life the tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu, while Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.