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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Heart-wrenching, violent refugee story has language, drugs.

Movie NR 2020 119 minutes
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age 18+

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age 18+


It is a cruel reality That the world is facing and tender at the same time , how he found angels to help him

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This is a gripping, thoughtful movie that's sometimes hard to watch, but packs real emotional punch and is so thought-provoking that it's well worth it. The performances in Adu are all strong, it's beautifully photographed, and the three stories unfold and intertwine in ways that keep you in your seat. The actors playing the three youngest characters especially have a lot of magnetism on screen. Not every storyline is resolved, and one is especially frustrating and heartbreaking, so keep a box of tissues handy.

There's a lot of food for thought about problems both large-scale and personal. It'll get viewers thinking about refugees, wildlife conservation, what role or obligations industrialized countries have toward developing countries, what roles or obligations family members have to one another, friendship, justice, and so much more. Violence and adult themes make it best for mature teens and up.

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