ByAdrian Ortiz, writer at Creators.co
I'm a Screenwriting major at California State University Northridge and an avid purveyor and critique of films old and new
Adrian Ortiz

Director/Cinematographer Cary Joji Fukunaga creates a masterful and emotional war drama with Beasts of No Nation. The striking and visceral images of war and death surround the young Agu (Abraham Attah) as he is taken in by a rebel commander (Idris Elba). Beautiful yet destructive images of an unnamed African country torn by conflict create an almost atmospheric and immersive scene in every shot of this film, as well as accompanied by powerful performances from Idris Elba and newcomer, Abraham Attah. Equally mesmerizing is the score composed by Dan Romer then contains subtle hints of grace but is easily overcome by large monumental percussions and strings. An overall powerful and important film to mirror the actual horrors that child soldiers in Africa go through on a daily basis.

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