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Now showing at Cornerstone Arts Centre 25,Station Road,Didcot,Oxfordshire OX11 7NE 01235 515144

  • Beasts Of No Nation

Beasts Of No Nation 3 stars

Little Agu is orphaned when rebel soldiers storm his village and indiscriminately kill many of the men, women and children including his father and older brother. He is eventually captured by the Commandant, who leads a motley crew of child soldiers that have been trained to kill anyone who opposes the anti-government movement. Agu is forced to kill one prisoner with a machete and learns first hand the devastating power of a grenade.

Released for one week exclusively in Curzon cinemas prior to taking up permanent residence on Netflix, writer-director Cary Joji Fukunaga's adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's debut novel deals with the timely issue of child soldiers in an unnamed African country. Little Agu (Abraham Attah) is orphaned when rebel soldiers storm his village and indiscriminately kill many of the men, women and children including his father and older brother. He is eventually captured by the Commandant (Idris Elba), who leads a motley crew of child soldiers that have been trained to kill anyone who opposes the anti-government movement. Agu is forced to kill one prisoner with a machete and learns first hand the devastating power of a grenade. He also forges a touching friendship with a boy called Strika (Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye), who witnesses unspeakable atrocities and never utters a word.

Showtimes (Click time to book tickets)

Wednesday 31st August 2016