Trailer for Kim Nguyen's Oscar Nominated African Drama 'War Witch'
by Alex Billington
January 29, 2013
"We are rebels. Respect your guns." One of the Best Foreign Film nominees in this year's Oscars is War Witch, a film about Komona (played by Rachel Mwanza), an African taken and turned into a rebel soldier at age 12. I had seen this on the list of nominees, but wasn't really sure what it was about until watching this trailer, and now I understand why it's on there. This looks incredibly good. Such a great trailer as well, that sets up the tone while showing us just a bit of the story. I love the music and the brief amounts of dialogue, I'm more than intrigued to see this. The Academy Award nomination is just icing on the cake. Take a look!
Watch the official US trailer for Kim Nguyen's War Witch, in high defition from Apple:
Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her "War Witch"), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). War Witch is written and directed by filmmaker Kim Nguyen. This French-Canadian film premiered at Berlin and Tribeca last year. Tribeca Films is giving War Witch a release in theaters on March 1st plus VOD on February 26th. Curious?
This looks pretty amazing.
Mark on Jan 29, 2013
Tysonwade on Jan 29, 2013
Looks heavy duty. But great.
Carpola on Jan 30, 2013
Now that's how a trailer should be. Definitely intrigued
Richie G on Jan 30, 2013
I have this movie on dvd, it's a difficult watch for most, extremely raw and it paints a vivid picture of what child soldiers of africa go through on a regular basis...also check out Johnny MadDog too, another film like this one, but more intense.
jah p on Jan 30, 2013
looks like a very sad story 🙁
dianeT on Jan 30, 2013
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