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'Beasts of No Nation' steals the show at Toronto Film Festival

The film about child soldiers in West Africa is drawing lot of attention after it premiered last night.

FILE: British actor Idris Elba has called this latest role his toughest ever. Picture: AFP

CANADA - A film about child soldiers in West Africa is drawing a lot of attention at the Toronto Film Festival.

Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba as a war lord premiered o Sunday night.

Elba, who was last at the Toronto Film Festival with the movie, _Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, _has called this latest role his toughest one ever.

But playing a war lord who turns children into soldiers is earning him much praise at the festival.

The Beasts of No Nation is written and directed by Cary Fukunaga who directed the first season of True Detective.

The show will be shown on Netflix the same time as it's released on the big screen.