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Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

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A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country.

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Credited cast:
Carlos Badawi ...
Casque bleu
Teddy Boy ...
Gamin aux oranges
Maxwell Carter ...
Monsieur Kamara
Amil Cash ...
Rebelle
Galaxy Chea ...
Rebelle
Jerry B. Chea ...
Rebelle
Barry Chernoh ...
Small Devil
Eric Cole ...
Jugle Rocket
Augustin David ...
Rebelle
Robert Davies ...
Fuck Dogo
Prince Doblah ...
Cpt Dust to Dust
Emmanuel Dunbar ...
Rebelle
Joseph Duo ...
Never Die
Miata Fahnbulleh ...
Madame Kamara
Gromah Flomo ...
Fille Pickup
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Johnny Mad Dog, maybe 15, leads a band of boy soldiers in a civil war in an unnamed African country. "Don't want to die? Don't be born" is one of their shouted mottoes. We follow Mad Dog and his crew - No Good Advice, Butterfly, Chicken Hair, and others - as they kill, pillage rape, interrogate, and terrorize on their march to the capital. They take a TV station and lead an assault on the President's residence. We also follow Laokole, about Johnny age, as she tries to hold together her family of brother and disabled father. Is there more than chaos and inhumanity here? At war since age 10, has Johnny anything inside? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Džoni besni pas  »

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When the girl finds his wounded father, the location of the blood on Sleeveless shirt changes in the following scenes. See more »

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When is One in the Right Mood?
12 July 2012 | by (Salisbury, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having twice tried to get into this film, I'm no closer - the sheer wall of all that I abhor in human nature rises above me like an insurmountable cliff-face.

I'm sure that there is a lot here that I should appreciate, even enjoy and indeed, learn from, but at what point does one say 'enough is enough' and press the Stop button.

It's recorded from Film 4 and I'll leave it on my provider's box (it's short, so won't take up much space) and try once again, one day. Maybe I shouldn't have even written this much, as it hardly makes for a review - except that I would add that I'm pretty sure my reaction is entirely natural and if you feel something similar to me, then that's understandable and OK, too.

And, don't let anyone tell you otherwise!


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