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Dogs Have Had Enough in Trailer for Cannes Prize Winner 'White God'

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December 8, 2014
Source: Apple

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By now, we've pretty much heard about all the potential Oscar contenders as the year winds down, but unless you're an uber cinephile, it's not easy to stay on top of the foreign film contenders. But one of them could very well be White God, a film from Hungary that won the Prize Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes. The film was recently named as one of the films in the Spotlight section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and now the first trailer has arrived for the film's debut in the United States. Though it won't hit theaters here until spring, it's Hungary's entry into the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards, using a tale of animal abuse as a metaphor to illustrate political and culture issues in Europe. Watch below!

Here's the first trailer for Kornél Mundruczó's White God, originally from Apple:

White God is written and directed by Kornél Mundruczó. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hand that beats him. The film is meant to show the indignities visited upon animals but it’s also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. The film arrives on March 27th, 2015.

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  • DAVIDPD
    HELL YEAH. HOMEWARD BOUND for real!!!~ I already want to see a making of documentary on how they controlled all those pooches!!
  • Jonathan
    Looks really good but anything with dogs makes me nervous. People can be assholes and I try to avoid seeing it when it's directed at animals.
    • The film is REALLY crazy with dogs. They get beat up, hurt, killed, abused, and the film is supposed to be about their uprising against humans. But it's extremely violent, very bloody, incoherent, way too long, and just not that engaging. There's actually a controversy around the production harming animals after the film, since it was made in Romania and they don't have the same filmmaking animal protection laws. I really wish I could say "yea it's great!" But it's unfortunately not that good of a film.
      • Jonathan
        Yeah, that's what I was afraid of (including the animal rights laws). I won't subject myself to it...Not like I did with Warhorse. And this dude aint Spielberg. Haha...thanks for the heads up, Alex. I appreciate it.
  • Rise of the Planet of the Dogs
    • R3last
      Mutt not kill mutt...wait that's not right
  • Alex
    I would love to see a decent and dark adaptation of Orwell's Animal Farm. Now that is a story that continues to manifest huge significance even in contemporary politics.
  • jlw034
    This could win 20 Oscars, but if dogs are getting abused then I probably can't sit through it. There is not much logic to it. I love me a good disaster movie where EVERYONE dies, but touch a hair on a dog and I'm out. *gives treat to dog sitting at feet*

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