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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
Sándor Zsótér ...
Dániel
Lili Horváth ...
Elza
Szabolcs Thuróczy ...
Old man
Lili Monori ...
Bev
Gergely Bánki ...
Dog-catcher
Tamás Polgár ...
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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 ...
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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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Drama | Thriller

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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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$16,139 (USA) (27 March 2015)

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$280,494 (USA) (19 June 2015)
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Official submission of Hungary to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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Lili: Tannhäusser spoke of love, you cannot understand because you are heartless.
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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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Escape
by Asher Goldschmidt
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Hungarian rhapsody of canine power
16 August 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Sort of a modern spin on "The Birds", Kornél Mundruczó's "Fehér isten" ("White God" in English) brings up the issue of cruelty to animals. One might say that the dogs are more human than most of the human characters: these canines have pronounced ways of communicating with each other and picking up on danger, while most of the humans do horrendous things to them.

The song that the band plays is Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody #2", which you may have heard in numerous Looney Tunes cartoons, and also in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (Daffy and Donald play it on the pianos and screw with each other's performances). Here it seems to represent the characters' attempt to celebrate everything that they consider Hungarian, even as their countrymen do the most heartless things to animals.

So, this is a fine piece of work from the Magyar Republic. I recommend it.


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