Beasts of No Nation

Synopsis: Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Cary Joji Fukunaga
Production: Netflix
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 33 wins & 53 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
137 min

It is starting like this.

Let's keep looking.

They aren't good enough.

Let's take that girl.

Which one?

That girl. Zoey. Let's take her.

Ah... No.

What about that one?



Our country is at war

and we are having no more school.

So we are having to be finding ways

to be keeping busy.

And what am I gonna do with this, Agu?

It's a TV. I'm selling it.

This dirty thing with no screen?

Let's go!

Soap opera.

Be quick!

Please, I love you.

- Please, I love you.

- I don't love you.

But why?

- But why?

- Because you're not handsome. Go!

Oh, please, I beg.

- Oh, please, I beg.

- Don't follow me. Go!

I am having the ideas.

- Go!

- And Dike is having the talent.

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Kung fu! Kung fu!

Kung fu! Kung fu!



It's garbage.

All of you go away!

It's an imagination TV!

How can you say it's garbage?

It's garbage, Agu.

Don't worry, let's go.

We are living in a buffer zone.

My father is saying,

"Outside, people are suffering,

"but here we are safe."

That is why so many refugees

are coming here small-small.

Master, master,

please, will you buy this TV?

How am I supposed to watch this?

This is imagination TV.

The Nigerians are keeping the peace.

It is imagination TV.

They are always buying things,

so they are easy to be selling to.


Okay. How much for this treasure?

Three thousand.

Huh? Three thousand. Too much!

Thousand five.

Thousand five no good.

Two thousand. Two thousand.

- Two thousand. Two thousand.

- Two thou.

Oh, no, no, no, no.

Thousand five.

Some food, some food.

- Some food, some food.

- Bring out some of your food and take it.

Uche, bring the foods and come.

Here, take. Go!

I am a good boy from a good family.

My mother is always working hard for us.

Taste this.

Thank you.

It's good.

"B is for butterfly.

"Sara, small..."


- "Soaring."

- "Soaring overhead."

Nice idea.

My father was a teacher.

Clap for him!

That's good.

And another one!

That's good.


Where do lions live?

In the zoo.

Shame him.


Who can tell me where lions live?

I like my father more

now that he's not my teacher.

Since the war, he is a busy man.

He is using some of our land

so that the refugees

can be making a new village.

What we need now is medicine.

Big brother.

He is more concerned

with his muscles and his hair.

Sometimes I am adding to his soaps.

Stop that!

When I get a hold of you...

Leave me alone!

You have no respect!

I was trying to make it warmer for you!

Leave me alone!

You're lucky I don't shit on you.

I'm gonna fart on your face.

Big brother is also

concerned with sleeping.

I want to sleep

with this girl before the war gets here.

I am not liking his music.

Let me go!

I didn't do anything to deserve this!

I am not liking his dancing.

And how can that girl be sleeping

if he is making so much noise?

Let me go! I don't like this!

Treat your neighbor as your brother.

And treat the market vendor...

as your mother or older sister.

My mother is always saying,

"If you do not know what to be doing,

"you can always be

asking God for the answer."

Say Amen!


Say it louder!


Choir, give us a song

and then we'll continue.

God is liking music

more than just talking.

So if you are singing and dancing,

then he will be listening to us well-well.

Cut that branch.

I'll fall.

Just hold on tight and cut it.

No way.

Then cut that one instead.

Have your lazy friend do it.

He's the driver. Cut that one.

You're too small, you'll fall!

- Shut up!

- You shut up!

- Go home!

- You go home!

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