Netflix has released the final Beasts of No Nation trailer. The story, based on the book by Uzodinma Iweala, follows Agu (Abraham Attah), who becomes a child soldier working for rebel forces led by the charismatic Commandant (Idris Elba). I saw the film at TIFF, and it was absolutely gut wrenching, as it should be given the subject matter.
I’m glad Netflix invested in the project, but it’s a tough sell, especially for a home audience. This trailer tries to find some lightness in a dark film to let people know that it won’t be a constant parade of misery, and while the movie isn’t sadistic, it’s brutally honest. You’ll have to psych yourself up a bit for this one, but I promise you that it’s worth the experience.
Check out the Beasts of No Nation trailer below, and click here for Adam’s review from TIFF. The film will be available on Netflix and in select theaters on Friday.