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War Witch (2012) - Movie Details

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Foreign Drama
90 min.
Release Date
March 1, 2013 (NY)
March 8, 2013 (LA)
DVD Release Date
September 10, 2013
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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). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, and a... Full synopsis »

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You're a kid. You're forced to kill your parents. You are then taken, put on drugs and become a child soldier. This is the uplifting story told in War Witch, an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Picture. Full movie review »

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