Abraham Attah played the lead role of Agu, who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier.

Young actor Abraham Attah is living the life many can only dream of as a result of his lead role in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Beasts of No Nation, but the glitz and glam isn’t his focus.

He told American Publication Variety moments after he won the ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the Independent Spirit Awards 2016 held over last weekend that he definitely wants to continue acting “but I have to focus on school.”

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He played the lead role of Agu, who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier.

He has won three major awards including Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015 and ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Black Fim Critics Circle (BFCC).

The award scheme called Attah’s role as “one of the strongest and most phenomenal we have ever seen” and added that he had “a very bright future ahead of him”.

Based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala, the movie was shoot in Ghana and also stars Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi and Grace Nortey. It was directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga, and the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Streaming Service Netflix.

The movie was premiered in Ghana last year. Before that, it premiered on Netflix and in selected Theaters in The United States of America on October 16.

It was screened at number of prestigious film festivals including Venice, BFI London and Toronto International Film Festival.

By: livefmghana.com

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