Analysis Of The Movie Commander

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The general characteristics of antisocial personality disorder include repeated criminal acts, deceitfulness, impulsiveness, repeated fights or assaults, disregard for the safety of others, irresponsibility, and lack of remorse. Each of these characteristics are displayed in the main character of the film Abu and also his father figure throughout the film, Commandant. At the beginning of the film Abu lives a virtually normal life for the region in which he lived, an unnamed country on the continent of Africa. He grows up with a loving mother and father and two brothers all of which provide him with a stable home environment, non-conducive to mental dysfunction. During this time the African civil war is taking place and the father struggles…show more content…
When transportation for the refugee camps arrives, the car only has room to hold the mother and the youngest child, leaving Agu and his oldest brother behind. Abu runs hopelessly after the car hoping to escape the almost inevitable fate of death. This situation breeds the feeling of abandonment and helplessness two things that were conducive to the feeling of the need to do things for survival. A civil war is taking place on the continent, and the guerrilla soldiers are coming to the town in which Agu, his brother and dad live is. The guerrilla soldiers capture and kill everyone in the town including Abu’s brother and dad except for Abu who runs into the forest. Abu is left to fend for himself and he runs deep into the bushes for safety. After days of staying in the bushes Agu is found by an anti-civil war militia group that takes him in as a child soldier. Commandant, the militia leader, tells Agu: "If you are staying with me, I will be taking care of you and we will be fighting the enemy that is taking your…show more content…
Commandant had issues with a mass amount of substance abuse, drugs were a source of energy for him, a way to Commandant was the master mind behind the rebel army, he enjoyed the mass amounts of killing and amount of control he had over mass amounts of people, and even the African government. Commandant showed no guilt or remorse for the killings that he was responsible for, in fact he would laugh and proclaim how proud he was of his army in carrying out his wishes. Along with his relentless killing Commandant showed no remorse and took pleasure in seeing others in

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