"Rebelle" also known as "War Witch" took my breath away. The incredibly intense and realistic story about child soldiers in Africa. Kids who get abducted from home, are forced to kill their parents, and then fight against the government soldiers. This particular story is about Komona a 14-year-old girl, who tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything starts when she gets abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Written and directed by Kim Nguyen, who keeps the camera always close on whats going on, sometimes so close you can’t take it. The film is in French, and plays somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. “War Witch” impressed me, it brings attention to the problems of child soldiers, and there aren’t that many movies about them, so I absolutely recommend this to everyone who’s interested in that subject. The actress who plays Komona, Rachel Mwanza, also did a great job and completely convinced me. Nominated for an Oscar “Best Foreign Language Film of the Year”, I hope it wins, it’s definitely one of my favorites.