Writer: Kata Weber, Kornel Mundruczo, Viktoria Petranyi
Cast: Zsofia Psotta, Luke & Body, Sandor Zsoter
Running time: 119mins
The lowdown: Globalisation’s corrosive effects are mauled in this allegorical shaggy dog story. A young girl adopts a street mutt much to the chagrin of her dad and everyone else around her. When they are separated said pooch embarks on an odyssey through the strata of Hungarian society, before turning the tables on those further up the ladder. Director Mundruczo has delivered a hard-edged gem that gives paws for thought.
The full verdict: White God’s charismatic canine, Hagen, is not just a dog. He’s a metaphor for an underclass that can only be pushed so far. He’s the pubescent id of teenage owner Lili (Psotta)...Read More