White God

Dir.: Kornél Mundruczó | Hungary, Germany, Sweden 2014 | 121 min

When evil dad brutally gives Lil´s beloved dog, Hagen, the push, the young girl seriously begins to doubt adult authority. Lil initiates her own search for the bastard, while Hagen starts to make new dog friends and yap about the world's injustice to the four-legged. As a Spartacus of the kennel, a Messiah of the tail-waggers, Hagen gathers a small army and soon the city´s mongrels face its inhabitants in a bloody attack. The winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2014 is an intelligent arthouse hybrid between 'Cujo' and 'Animal Farm'. An elegant metaphor of power that is challenged and hierarchies that are tumbled in order for the weak to become strong, slaves to become rulers and minions to become gods. It is at once childishly naive, immensely complex and at times almost unbearably touching when the injustice becomes too great. And then it is a rare technical triumph: in these times of CGI effects, it comes with a special buzz when hundreds of real dogs surge through the streets of Budapest. Watch 'White God' and bark.

Original Title
Fehér Isten
Title
White God
Country
Hungary, Germany, Sweden
Release Year
2014
Duration
121 min.
Directors
Kornél Mundruczó
Producer
Eszter Gyárfás, Viktória Petrányi
Script
Cast
Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, Gergely Bánki
Camera
Marcell Rév
Sound
Gabor Balazs
Editor
Dávid Jancsó
Music
Asher Goldschmidt
Production Company
Proton Cinema
Version
Dialogue: Hungarian, English English Subtitles
Tempo
2
Thrills
2
Sighs
6
Laughs
5
Look
7
Food for thought
8