Beast of no Nation

This Netflix original movie titled “Beast of no nation is  written, shot, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and is based on the   2005 novel by the Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala, that takes its title from Fela Kuti’s 1989 album with the same name. The movie is about a boy named Agu who is forced to become a child soldier. When war came to his family’s small village, Agu’s mother and sister are able to leave with the UN peacekeepers, but Agu is ordered to stay behind and fight with his father and the other men of the village. When soldiers attack the village the men realize that whether they hide or not they will eventually be killed. They mount an attack but Agu runs away at his father’s wishes.
Agu hides and is soon found by soldiers, who coerce him to join their rebel force……

Even though the movie sometimes can be very graphic and brutal ( Unfortunately war is never beautiful ) and sometimes heartbreaking , I strongly recommend it .To see the war thru the eyes of young Agu ..How it forces him to transform from a small boy to a soldier ..A beast .. A beast of no nation



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