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Title Beasts of no nation / Netflix presents a Red Crown production, in association with Participant Media, Levantine Films, and Mutressa Movies ; a Primary Productions and Parliment of Owls production; produced by Amy Kaufman, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Daniel Crown, Idris Elba ; written for the screen and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - New Materials  NEW BLU RAY BEASTS    DUE 01-28-22
Edition Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 17 x 70 cm, folded to 12 x 17 cm).
digital rdatr
optical rdarm
surround rdacpc
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
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Blu-ray region A
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 1091.
Criterion collection ; 1091.
Note Produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Title from screen credits.
Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala.
Cast Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ama K. Abebrese, Kobina Amissah-Sam, Francis Weddey, Emmanuel "King Kong" Nii, Adam Quaye, Kurt Egyiwan.
Credits Director of photography, Cary Joji Fukunaga ; editors, Mikkel E. G. Nielsen, Peter Beaudreau ; music, Dan Romer.
System Details Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (2.39:1 aspect ratio); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround.
Summary "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.
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.
Language English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) and English descriptive audio (DVS).
Subject Child soldiers -- Africa, West -- Drama.
Children and war -- Africa, West -- Drama.
Children and violence -- Africa, West -- Drama.
Civil war -- Africa, West -- Drama.
Child soldiers. (OCoLC)fst00854677
Children and violence. (OCoLC)fst00855237
Children and war. (OCoLC)fst00855242
Civil war. (OCoLC)fst00862883
West Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239521
Genre/Form Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01710451
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
War films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Added Author Kaufman, Amy, film producer.
Lundberg, Daniela Taplin, film producer.
Crown, Daniel, film producer.
Elba, Idris, actor, film producer.
Fukunaga, Cary Joji, 1977- film director, film producer, screenwriter, director of photography.
Romer, Dan, composer (expression)
Nielsen, Mikkel E. G., 1973- editor of moving image work.
Beaudreau, Pete, 1974- editor of moving image work.
Marker, Riva, 1978- film producer.
Attah, Abraham, 2001- actor.
Affadzi, Emmanuel, actor.
Abebrese, Ama K., actor.
Amissah-Sam, Kobina, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Iweala, Uzodinma. Beasts of no nation.
Levantine Films, production company.
Netflix (Firm), presenter.
Red Crown Productions (Firm), production company.
Participant Media, production company.
Mutressa Movies, LLC, production company.
Primary Productions (Firm), production company.
Parliament of Owls (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 715515263511
ISBN 9781681438719
Music No. CC3289BD The Criterion Collection
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