A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child fighting in the civil war of an unnamed, fictional West African country. Follows the journey of Agu as he's forced to join a group of soldiers. 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, painting a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

  1. Cary Joji Fukunaga

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Uzodinma Iweala


Top Billed Cast

  1. Idris Elba

    Idris Elba


  2. Opeyemi Fagbohungbe

    Opeyemi Fagbohungbe

    Sergeant Gaz

  3. Abraham Attah

    Abraham Attah


  4. Richard Pepple

    Richard Pepple

    Father Friday

  5. Ama K. Abebrese

    Ama K. Abebrese


Full Cast & Crew

Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation


Status Released

Release Information

  • October 16, 2015


  • October 16, 2015


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $9,077,700.00



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