The movie will open across the U.K. on Oct. 9, following its U.K. premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8. Netflix debuts the movie in all territories where the streaming service is available on Oct. 16.
“Beasts of No Nation” screened to critical acclaim at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals in September. Newcomer Abraham Attah, who stars as Agu in the film, was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Young Actor Award at Venice for his lead role in the film.
The movie is based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in