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Fehér isten (2014)

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Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

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Lili
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Dániel
Lili Horváth ...
Elza
Szabolcs Thuróczy ...
Old man
Lili Monori ...
Bev
Gergely Bánki ...
Dog-catcher
Tamás Polgár ...
Dog-catcher
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Károly Ascher ...
Péter
Tsogbaatar Batzorig ...
Dealer
Erika Bodnár ...
Neighbour
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Hagen
Bence Csepeli ...
Diamond
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Homeless
Ruby Ben Eli ...
Dog Fight Manager
Csaba Faix ...
TV Presenter
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A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior - Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Written by unknown

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The unwanted will have their day.


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Rated R for violent content including bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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12 June 2014 (Hungary)  »

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White God  »

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HUF 700,000,000 (estimated)

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HUF 7,396,562 (Hungary) (15 June 2014)

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$280,494 (USA) (21 June 2015)
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All dogs that were used in the film (other than the two trained actor dogs that played Hagen) had been from local shelters and went through training for the film. 280 canines were used (according to the producer). By the end of the film, because the dogs were all over the streets with individual trainers all the time during filming, they all found homes. See more »

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Péter: I knew that you had what was needed. You'll get there.
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[Opening tittle card] "Everything terrible is something that needs our love." -Rainer Maria Rilke See more »

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Features The Cat Concerto (1947) See more »

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At The Home Of The Giant Wolfe
By Volkova Sisters
Written and Performed by Dániel Sándor, Dalma Berger, Gergely Kovács
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Every dog has its day in this brilliant apocryphal tale from Hungary.
6 August 2015 | by (London,United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lili is eleven years old and has a beloved dog – Hagen. Her parents are split up and when her mother has to go for a 3 month jolly with work to Australia – she has to stay with pops. Only he lives in an apartment where mutts are verboten. All cross breeds are seen as inferior to pure breeds in Hungary.

Despite her best efforts Hagen ends up on the mean streets of Budapest and she, in her innocent way, sets out to find him. Now that is the very simple synopsis for what is a film with so much more to offer. This is a cast of thousands – of dogs that is. All of the mixed breed dogs were untrained and rescued from shelters. The performances are stunning. There are scenes of animal butchery and animal cruelty – so if that will offend then this may not be for you.

It is also a parable about how one species dominates another in the belief it is the superior – and we all know that in parables pride leads to a fall.

This is also shot beautifully in a beautiful city with stunning realism and an eye for the impact that such a powerful story can make. Official entry fro the Academy Awards for best foreign language film 2015 and winner of Un Certain Regard prize at the 2014 Canes Film Festival – this is amazing, original, stunning and highly entertaining cinema.


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