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BEASTS OF NO NATION

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BEASTS OF NO NATION

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 136m 31s

Release date 09/10/2015

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, strong language, drug use

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Cary Joji Fukunaga

Cast includes Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, Richard Pepple

Summary BEASTS OF NO NATION is a war drama about a young boy who is abducted and forced to fight as a boy soldier in a civil war in an unidentified sub-Saharan African country.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/09/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BEASTS OF NO NATION is a war drama about a young boy who is abducted and forced to fight as a boy soldier in a civil war in an unidentified sub-Saharan African country.

Violence

There is strong bloody violence throughout as combatants and non-combatants alike are shot, hacked to death or blown up with grenades - often with casual indifference. Stronger moments of violence include a prisoner being hacked to death with machetes as part of an obedience test and a woman being shot in the head with an assault rifle at point blank range.

Language

There are approximately twenty-five uses of strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker').

Drugs

There are several portrayals of cannabis joint smoking, more often than not by child soldiers. In one scene an adult rebel commander places resin, possibly heroin, on silver foil, heats it and inhales the resulting fumes.

Other issues include natural male nudity and some mild sex references.

Details

Title
BEASTS OF NO NATION
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/10/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
136m 31s
Approved footage
12286+8
BBFC reference
AFR330794
Registration number
CFJ37332
Remarks
Part Subtitled

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