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A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 33 wins & 53 nominations.
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Agu
Emmanuel Affadzi ...
Dike
Ricky Adelayitor ...
Village Constable
Andrew Adote ...
Ecomod 2nd Lieutenant
Vera Nyarkoah Antwi ...
Little Sister
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Mother
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Father
Francis Weddey ...
Big Brother
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Pastor
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Angry Bush Taxi Driver
Grace Nortey ...
Old Witch Woman
Emmary Brown ...
Grandfather
Nataliah Andoh ...
BBC Host
Matthew Mpoke Bigg ...
BBC Correspondent
Nana Mensah ...
Young Girl
Ernest Abbeyquaye ...
Paramount Chief (as Ernest Abbequay)
David Dontoh ...
Linguist
Kwame Gadago ...
Village Man #1
Emmanuel Ato Ghartey ...
Village Man #2
Brian Angels ...
Village Man #3
Albert Jackson O'Davis ...
Village Man #4
Andrew Edwards ...
Bush Taxi Driver
Opeyemi Fagbohungbe ...
NRC Sergeant
Cephus Asiedu ...
NRC Boy Soldier
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Strika
Bernard Quaye ...
Bernard
Felix Oppong Kyekyeku ...
Tribal Boy
Ebenezer Annanfo ...
Ebenezer
Zabon Gibson ...
Rambo
Randy Aflakpui ...
Randy
Justice Promise Azudey ...
Justice
Christopher Minnie ...
Small Boy Unit Soldier #1
Eric Cole ...
Small Boy Unit Soldier #2
James Pachebo ...
Small Boy Unit Soldier #3
Richard Lamptey ...
Small Boy Unit Soldier #4
Annointed Wesseh ...
Tripod
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Commandant
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2nd I-C
Abdul Mumin Mutawaki ...
Griot
Mayty Barry ...
Hope
Dagbeh Tweh ...
Chicken Legs
Joe B. Youlo ...
Chief Intelligence Officer
Teibu Owusu Achcampong ...
Preacher
Alyscioys Johnson ...
NDF Officer #1
Tamba Foday ...
NDF Officer #2
Collins Carr ...
NDF Officer #3
Moses N. Brimaganda ...
Chief Priest
Ishak Al-Muminin ...
Initiator #1
Arnold Bowman ...
Initiator #2
Kwaku Ankomah ...
NRC Corporal
Vivan Boateng ...
Mother
Mirabel Norbert ...
Daughter
Jose De Bois ...
Radio Operator
Akuoko Albert ...
Charcoal NDF Soldier
Prince Kotay ...
Coastal NDF Soldier
Brimah Watara ...
Deputy
Jude Akuwudike ...
Supreme Commander Dada Goodblood
Sarfurat Jararu ...
Old T.A.R. Woman
Pamela Kari Kari ...
Madame
Chimi Tako ...
Young Girl #1
Lisa Awuku ...
Young Girl #2
Churly Gee ...
Prostitute
Gifty Norbet ...
Amy (as Gifty Mawena Sossavi)
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Father Friday

Directed by

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Cary Joji Fukunaga

Written by

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Cary Joji Fukunaga ... (written for the screen by) &
Uzodinma Iweala ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Nnamdi Asomugha ... executive producer
Bill Benenson ... executive producer
Laura Bickford ... executive producer
Anthony Brandonisio ... co-producer
Rebecca Cammarata ... associate producer
Todd Courtney ... executive producer
Daniel Crown ... producer
Daniel Damah ... line producer: Ghana
Fiona Drukenmiller ... executive producer
Idris Elba ... producer
Alish Erman ... associate producer
Pauline Fischer ... executive producer
Cary Joji Fukunaga ... producer (as Cary Fukunaga)
Donna Gigliotti ... executive producer
Christine Holder ... co-executive producer
Mark Holder ... executive producer
Amy Kaufman ... producer
Kristina Kendall ... executive producer
Elizabeth Koch ... executive producer
Riva Marker ... producer
Tommee May ... executive producer
Peter Pastorelli ... executive producer
Elika Portnoy ... executive producer
Jai Stefan ... co-executive producer
Tony Tagoe ... co-producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg ... producer

Music by

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Dan Romer

Cinematography by

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Cary Joji Fukunaga ... (as Cary Fukunaga)

Film Editing by

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Pete Beaudreau
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Editorial Department

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Judith Babcock ... post-production supervisor: studio
Steven Bodner ... digital intermediate colorist
Sebastian Chang ... chief engineer
Alex Durie ... digital intermediate color assistant
Sante Ferrante ... machine room operator
Victoria Lesiw ... additional editor
Zach Marshall ... assistant editor: EPK and BTS
Liz F. Mason ... managing director
Nick Monton ... digital intermediate producer
Rhonda L. Moore ... digital intermediate producer
Alexander Santoro ... assistant engineer
Myron Tookes ... assistant editor
Samantha Uber ... digital intermediate editor
Elliot Graham ... additional editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Harrison Nesbit

Production Design by

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Inbal Weinberg

Art Direction by

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Miles Michael

Set Decoration by

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Katie Hickman

Costume Design by

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Jenny Eagan

Makeup Department

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Chris Burgoyne ... makeup department head
Kris Kobzina ... key makeup artist
Rita Parillo ... dept. head hair
Clinton Wayne ... prosthetic supply

Production Management

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Stephanie Blackwood ... production supervisor
Anthony Brandonisio ... post-production supervisor
Kurt Enger ... Chief Officer Of Logistics
Marshall Johnson ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jon Mallard ... first assistant director
Mark C. Stevens ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Eric Abbey ... head scenic
Gilbert Ekow Ampah ... set dresser
Matthew Ato Anim ... head carpenter
Michael Asare ... carpenter
Dzifa Aku Gbordzi ... art department coordinator
Maxwell Idun ... sign painter
Dave Lieber ... assistant property master
Robert Ludemann ... graphic designer
Arif Macaco ... art department trainee (as Arif Maruthiyil)
Hudson Meredith ... graphic designer
Henry Kow Nyadiah ... scenic
Kwame Ahenkan Owusu ... Art Department Assistant
Samuel Owusu-Boateng ... carpenter
Gottfried Nii Kwaa Palm ... set dresser (as Gottfried Palm)
Dylan Pettengill ... on set dresser
James Quartey ... carpenter
Max Sherwood ... property master
Niclas Sten ... art department intern
Anthony Tomety ... leadman (as Anthony Prince Tomety)

Sound Department

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Josh Berger ... assistant re-recording mixer
Gabriela Celi ... coordinator: sound post - harbor picture company (as Gaby Celi)
Martin Czembor ... re-recording mixer
Ian Gaffney-Rosenfeld ... re-recording mix technician
Matthew Haasch ... foley mixer
Gavin Hecker ... foley editor / foley mixer
Robert Hein ... sound effects editor
Ruth Hernandez ... adr editor
Scott Jacobs ... boom operator
Frank Kern ... foley editor
Sylvia Menno ... adr editor
Igor Nikolic ... foley editor
Bill Orrico ... dialogue/adr editor: dialogue editor
Dave Paterson ... sound effects editor
Geoffrey Patterson ... sound mixer
Glenfield Payne ... supervising sound editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Andy Stallabrass ... adr mixer
Sarah Streit ... apprentice sound editor
Noa Vedde ... sound utility
Allan Zaleski ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Kevin Bitters ... special effects supervisor
Mario Duthie ... special effects crew
Warren Elrick ... special effects crew
Jenny-Lynne Hucks ... special effects crew
Athean Reubenique Vigeland ... special effects crew
Beukes Wessel ... special effects crew

Visual Effects by

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Damien Bataille ... visual effects artist
Henry Borrasso ... lead compositor
John J. Budion ... flame artist
Jean-Baptiste Cambier ... cg supervisor
Annie Caps-Wightman ... digital compositor (as Annie Caps)
Fabien Coupez ... senior flame artist
Dan Cregan ... digital compositor
Ryan Cunningham ... visual effects vendor producer
Jean-Marc Demmer ... visual effects
Sarah Dowland ... visual effects producer
Yu Fujii ... visual effects
Daniel Jon Goldstein ... data coordinator (as Dan Goldstein)
Lynzi Grant ... visual effects vendor producer
Rich Hardy Jr. ... digital compositor
Karen Heston ... visual effects supervisor: Siren Lab - whole show
Julianne Holzschuh ... visual effects artist
Kristyn Hume ... main title designer
Victoria Lesiw ... visual effects editor
Dave Levine ... flame artist
Alex Nice ... matte painter
Charles Quinn ... flame artist
Marc D. Rienzo ... visual effects
Tony Rivas ... flame artist
Vincent Roma ... visual effects artist
Vico Sharabani ... visual effects
Brian Smallwood ... senior nuke compositor
Jodi Tyne ... digital compositor
Mark Wilhelm ... flame artist
James S.M. Williams 3rd ... fx technical director
Asaf Yeger ... flame artist

Stunts

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Anton Moon ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Abraham Altbuch ... bestboy grip
Klemens Becker ... "a" camera/steadicam operator
Jesse Cain ... second assistant "a" camera
Jac Cheairs ... epk
Ross Coscia ... "a" camera/steadicam operator
Mikkel Deleuran ... camera pa
Shawn Greene ... additional photographer / gaffer
Oliver Jeppe Hagde ... camera pa
Rob Harlow ... key grip
Eric Jensch ... second assistant "b" camera
Nina Kuhn ... gaffer: Accra unit
Stephen MacDougall ... first assistant 'A' camera
Enzo Musumeci Greco ... grip p.a.
Ejner Benedict Seidelin ... camera pa
Chris Strauser ... b camera: first assistant
Sean Taylor ... rigging gaffer
Guillermo Tuñon ... digital imaging technician
Thor Zing ... grip p.a.

Casting Department

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Avy Kaufman ... Casting Consultant
Mawuko Kuadzi ... casting
Zoey Martinson ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Christian Mawuli Afengo ... set costumer
Suzzy Amedor ... set costumer
Belinda Ankrah ... set costumer
Samuel Asiamah ... set costumer
Coco Dunaway ... set costumer
Dominic Dunoo ... set costumer
Emily Egge ... costume supervisor
Afriyie Frimpong ... costume assistant (as Afriye Frimpong)
Emma Kazarian ... costume assistant
Andrews Obiri ... set costumer
Oscar Pedersen ... costume p.a.

Music Department

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Denise Carver ... additional music research and clearance
Seth Matthew Faulk ... musician: percussion
Brian Godshall ... music licensing
Ariel Levine ... musician
Saul Simon MacWilliams ... music sound designer
Tracy McKnight ... music supervisor
Jeff Rona ... additional music
Joey Singer ... music clearance (as Joey Hope Singer)

Transportation Department

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Nana Ashong ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Erik Andreasen ... production executive
Elizabeth Annan ... payroll accountant
Brennan Berger ... first assistant accountant
Phillip Bester ... key armourer
Ashley Bush ... assistant: Cary Fukunaga
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance
John 'JR' Craigmile ... post accountant
Claire Dobner ... Executive Assistant to Idris Elba
Maureen Duffy ... completion guarantor
Glen Bay Grant ... production assistant
Eli Gurevich ... production accountant
Naureen Hoque ... production lawyer
Teniel Humeston ... assistant: Cary Fukunaga
Zorinah Juan ... script supervisor
Robert Kessel ... Executive in Charge of Production: Participant Media
Victoria Mark ... production secretary
Zoey Martinson ... acting coach
Ross Miller ... insurance broker
Sam Nartey ... assistant accountant
Alexandre Natale ... set production assistant
Lance Peters ... key armourer
Ian M. Stratford ... financial counsel
Sonia V. Torres ... key set pa (as Sonia Torres)
Roger Williams ... EPK/BTS Service Provider: Inspired Image Picture Company
Skylar A. Wilman ... insurance broker

Thanks

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R. Emery Bright ... special thanks
Alrick Brown ... special thanks
David Gerson ... special thanks
Craig Kestel ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Bennie Carden

Plot Keywords
Taglines Child. Captive. Killer. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Безрiднi звiрi (Ukraine)
  • Feras de Lugar Nenhum (Brazil)
  • Θηρία Χωρίς Πατρίδα (Greece)
  • Bestie bez vlasti (Czech Republic)
  • Безродные звери (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 137 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $51,003, 16 Oct 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia The worldwide distribution rights were bought by Netflix for around $12 million; it was released simultaneously in theaters and online through its subscription video on demand service. Considering it a violation of the traditional 90-day window of exclusivity to theaters, AMC Cinemas, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark and Regal Entertainment-four of the largest theatre chains in the United States, announced that they would boycott the film, effectively downgrading it to a limited release to smaller and independent theaters. See more »
Goofs When Preacher confronts the Commandant to say that he is leaving, the Commandant calls him Two I-C, who died earlier in the story. This is not necessarily a goof. Two I-C is a rank (Second in Command), not a name. When the first Two I-C is killed, presumably on Commandant's orders, Commandant needs to delegate a new deputy leader and chooses Preacher. This is why Preacher's decision to leave carries such weight, and why he later opts to return to the bush. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Idris Elba/Tony Goldwyn/Pete Davidson (2015). See more »
Soundtracks A Good Family See more »
Quotes Agu: Bullet is just eating everything, leaves, trees, ground, person. Eating them. Just making person to bleed everywhere. We are just like wild animals now, with no place to be going. Sun, why are you shining at this world? I am wanting to catch you in my hands, to squeeze you until you can not shine no more. That way, everything is always dark and nobody's ever having to see all the terrible things that are happening here.
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