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A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.
Cary Fukunaga based the look of the film on the work of photojournalists. Some scenes are reminiscent of the work of Photographer Tim Hetherington's coverage of the Second Liberian Civil War which was featured in the documentary "Which Way To The ... ...
It is starting like this.
Agu: Let's keep looking. They aren't good enough.
Dike: Hey, let's take that girl.
Agu: Which one?
Dike: That girl. Zoey. Let's take her.
Agu: Ah... No. What about that one?
Agu: Our country is at war and we are having no more school, so we are ...
When Preacher confronts the Commandant to say that he is leaving, the Commandant calls him Two I-C, who died earlier in the story.
This is not necessarily a goof. Two I-C is a rank (Second in Command), not a name. When the first Two I-C is killed, presumably on Commandant's orders, Commandant needs to delegate a new deputy leader and chooses Preacher. This is why Preacher's decision to leave carries such weight, and why he later opts to return to the bush.
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