Beasts of no nation

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Kaufman, Amy, film producer.
Lundberg, Daniela Taplin, film producer.
Marker, Riva, 1978- film producer.
Crown, Daniel, film producer.
Elba, Idris, actor,
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021].


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021].
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations)
715515263610, 00715515263610


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
General Note
Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala.
General Note
2.39:1 wide screen.
General Note
Features: 2K digital master, approved by director Cary Joji Fukunaga; New audio commentary featuring Fukunaga and first assistant director Jon Mallard; New documentary on the development and making of the film, featuring interviews with Fukunaga, author Uzodinma Iweala, actors Idris Elba and Abraham Attah, and producers Amy Kaufman, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and Riva Marker; New conversation between Fukunaga and film and television producer and cultural commentator Franklin Leonard; New interview with costume designer Jenny Eagan; Trailer; An essay by film critic Robert Daniels.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Cary Joji Fukunaga ; editors, Mikkel E. G. Nielsen, Peter Beaudreau ; music, Dan Romer.
Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ama K. Abebrese, Kobina Amissah-Sam, Francis Weddey, Emmanuel "King Kong" Nii, Adam Quaye, Kurt Egyiwan, Jude Akuwudike.
"The nightmare of war is seen through the eyes of one of its most tragic casualties--a child soldier--in this harrowing vision of innocence lost from Cary Joji Fukunaga. Based on the acclaimed novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation unfolds in an unnamed, civil-war-torn West African country, where the young Agu (Abraham Attah), in a haunting debut performance) witnesses carnage in his village before falling captive to a band of rebel soldiers led by a ruthless commander (an explosive Idris Elba), who molds the boy into a hardened killer. Fukunaga's relentlessly roving camera work and stunning visuals--realism so intensely visceral it borders on the surreal--immerse the viewer in a world of unimaginable horror without ever losing sight of the powerful human story at its center"--Container.
Target Audience
Rating: R, for language, violence, and drug use.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.39:1 aspect ratio); Dolby 5.1 surround.
English and some Akan with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) and English descriptive audio.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kaufman, A., Lundberg, D. T., Marker, R., Crown, D., Elba, I., Fukunaga, C. J., Romer, D., Nielsen, M. E. G., Beaudreau, P., Attah, A., Affadzi, E., Abebrese, A. K., Amissah-Sam, K., Akuwudike, J., & Iweala, U. (2021). Beasts of no nation (Director-approved two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Amy, Kaufman et al.. 2021. Beasts of No Nation. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Amy, Kaufman et al.. Beasts of No Nation The Criterion Collection, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kaufman, Amy,, et al. Beasts of No Nation Director-approved two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2021.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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