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Watch: Child Soldiers Take Aim in Grueling ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Trailer

Watch: Child Soldiers Take Aim in Grueling 'Beasts of No Nation' Trailer

READ MORE: With Its Adventurous Netflix Deal, Can ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Work on the Small Screen?

With only several days left to go before Friday’s release of Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” Netflix has released a final trailer that proves just how harrowing and emotional the experience will be for viewers.

Based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, “Beasts” is set in an unspecified African country and stars Idris Elba as a ruthless war lord who takes in a young boy, Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah), and trains him to become a child solider. The drama has earned considerable praise for its direction and lead performances after screenings in Venice, Telluride, TIFF and London.

The final trailer above features no shortage of grueling imagery, including one intense shot of prisoners with grenades being strapped to their mouths. “Beasts” will hit select theaters and will be available to stream on Netflix this Friday, October 16.

READ MORE: Cary Fukanaga Wants ‘Beasts of No Nation’ to Be More Than Just an ‘Issue Movie’

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