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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 ...
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 ...
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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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Budget:

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: I'll never do that to you, don't worry.
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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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Hasta la vizsla, baby!
22 September 2015 | by (UWS, NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

A rewarding film if you don't expect too much. Even the scenes that don't involve an enormous pack of dogs rampaging through the streets of Budapest or smaller bands of doggy commandos hunting down their human vics have an unreal, fairytale quality. When 13-year-old Lili is separated from her beloved Hagen (great work by Luke and Body, a couple of strays from Arizona), the two subplots may seem a little shaky on their own, but the final scene, when they're reunited, is a moment of real transcendence.

The fuzzy political allegory and the echoes of Hungary's tragic history are somewhat less engaging, IMHO—gun-toting dogcatchers making like an SS Einsatzgruppe, escapees from the dog pound taking to the streets against impossible odds like the rebels of '56, a Roma character ("gyppo" in the subtitles) being cheated and reviled, a downsized professor (Lili's father) working a menial job, even the stray allusions to Liszt and Wagner; could it really be true that owners of "non-Hungarian" dogs have to pay a special tax? (As with other films from this part of the world, you may not be able to tell whether what you're watching is meant to be straightforward realism or some sort of surrealist fantasy.) Horror aficionados will be disappointed by the reticent editing style—FX are limited, and no humans actually had their throats slashed in the making of this film… Fine performances and gorgeous cinematography, an epic feat of dog-wrangling—even if you're tempted to bail, hang on till that final scene.


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