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War Witch

HD   14A

Kim Nguyen

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About the Movie

2013 Oscar Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film. A brutal yet poetic snapshot of life as one of Africa's child soldiers, following a young girl who is kidnapped from her village by a group of rebel fighters. Forced to carry an AK-47 and kill, she takes solace in fellow soldier named Magician with whom she escapes and starts a new life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 62
  • Fresh: 59
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The movie is committed to revealing the world through Komona's eyes, and you never feel a taint of voyeurism or condescension. It stays true to her. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Feb 28, 2013

Fresh: A powerful and upsetting portrait of a young girl compelled into unimaginably horrific circumstances. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Mar 14, 2013

Fresh: The powerful things we expect from "War Witch" are as advertised, but what we don't expect is even better. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Mar 7, 2013

Fresh: War Witch gives us a continent's tragedy in a young girl's face. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Dec 17, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Excellent film - highly recommend it

We saw this film at the Edmonton International Film Festival under the name 'Rebelle'. Very engaging film. Highly recommend it.

Wow what an excellent, real film

Highly recommended.
I was engrossed and sad when it ended!!

only in French? No subtitles?

iTunes please let's be efficient?
The movie title and summary shows up in English. Rent it and the movie is in French with no subtitles.
I guess I better stop renting from iTunes. This is very bad misinformation and for those who do not speak French useless to see such important movie without understanding the dialogues. Thanks very much!

War Witch
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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