Johnny Mad Dog is a riveting and brutal examination of child soldiers in Africa which ranks amongst the best war films in recent memory.
Although nominally set in an unnamed African country, it was shot in Liberia – still recovering from a long civil war – and makes use of former child soldiers and documentary-style techniques to create a hellish recreation of a contemporary issue.
Based on the 2002 novel Johnny Chien Méchant by the US-based Congolese author Emmanuel Dongala, it brings to life the reality of a difficult and disturbing subject.
I recently spoke with director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire about the film and you can listen to the interview by clicking below:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Jean_Stephane_Sauvaire_on_Johnny_Mad_Dog.mp3]
You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here
Johnny Mad Dog is out now on DVD from Momentum