2014, Hungary-Germany-Sweden, 119’, Color, Hungarian
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Cast: Zsófıa Psotta, Luke And Body, Sándor Zsótér, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, László Gálffi, Lili Horváth
One of the most talked about films of the year, it received a minuteslong standing ovation at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
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. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.