Beasts of No Nation with Idris Elba is the story of a boy in West Africa who runs after the death of his father as a child soldier in the civil war.
Beasts of No Nation is located in an unspecified named West African country. AGU (Abraham Attah) lives in there as a normal boy. But a cruel civil war raging around him. As militias of Agus kill father, the boy will involuntarily involve in the bloody fighting.
A child soldier is forcing him to join a group of mercenaries. The troupe is led by a cruel Commander (Idris Elba), the AGU with time progresses at the same time fear and admired. Fascinated, while the boy his childhood behind him at the latest after its bloody initiation, he learns the mechanisms of the war.