First Full-Length Trailer & Poster for ‘Beasts of No Nation’

Idris Elba And Abraham Attah

Netflix has debuted the full-length trailer and poster for Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba and newcomer Abraham Attah.

The film premiered at Venice Film Festival earlier this week and will next stop by Telluride, TIFF and London. Netflix will release it on October 16th on their services globally and in Landmark Theaters in nineteen markets in the U.S.

Check out Idris Elba as a warlord Commandant in the official trailer for the Africa-set drama Beasts of No Nation, inspired by Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 novel.

I’m not a big fan of political films, but this looks good.

Newcomer Abraham Attah

Beasts of No Nation chronicles the life of a young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) drawn into an ambiguous civil war in an unnamed African nation when he sees his family massacred by a militia; the poster seems to indicate that the film will take a well-rounded look at the nature of these sorts of conflicts. The lack of specificity of the war portrayed in the film gives the proceedings a sense of timeless relevance, given the recent controversy incited by men such as Joseph Kony in Uganda, or the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls at the hands of the Boko Haram just last year.