The “final” trailer for a film that will be nominated for every single award, and will also win every award it’s nominated for, in every category, in every country on planet earth, and even possibly beyond!!
At least, that’s what the immense consensus buzz around it (since its premiere over a month ago), suggests.
I’m being facetious of course, but really, it’s been a non-stop love-fest. I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t offer any informed commentary. Although I previously expressed my concerns with what is yet another film that, while likely very well made, once again presents a very incomplete, trite understanding of an entire continent that’s often referred to as a single country. But I will finally get to see it with the rest of you folks, in 4 days, when Netflix releases the film this Friday, October 16, 2015 worldwide, in all territories where the service is available, and on the same day in select USA theaters, in a partnership with distribution company Bleecker Street.
Netflix picked up “Beast of No Nation” earlier this year, after a bidding war that ended with the streaming platform paying a reported hefty $12 million for rights to release it.
Based on the highly acclaimed novel of the same name by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, the story brings to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah stars as Agu, while Idris Elba plays the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.
When the Netflix deal was announced, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said “Beasts of No Nation” is a powerful film that unfolds beautifully in the hands of director Fukunaga, adding that Idris Elba delivers what he called a “career-defining performance.”
Ahead of this Friday’s premiere, Netflix has released a second and final trailer for “Beasts of No Nation” which is embedded below.