Johnny Mad Dog

Johnny Mad Dog
  • 2008
  • Liberia / France / Belgium
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Stephane Sauvaire
  • Cast: Christopher Minie, Daisy Victoria Vandy, Dagbeh Tweh

Fiction based on the events of the Liberian civil war, 'Johnny Mad Dog' follows a 15-year-old soldier and his band of youngsters charged with overtaking a city in an attempt to unseat the government.

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Africa in Motion: Jean-Stéphanie Sauvaire

16 Oct 2009

The French director on Johnny Mad Dog - his take on Liberia's recent civil war

The use of child soldiers is given a realistic and at times horrifying platform in French director Jean-Stéphanie Sauvaire’s depiction of the civil war that ravaged Liberia for over a decade until peace was declared in 2003. Sauvaire was familiar with…

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