White God

by Kornél Mundruczó

White God


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.


Kornél Mundruczó was born in Hungary in 1975. PLEASANT DAYS, his first feature film, was awarded the Silver Leopard in Locarno in 2002. His second feature film, JOHANNA- a filmic opera adaptation of the story of Joan of Arc- was presented in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2005. DELTA was In Competition at Cannes 2008 and was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. In 2010, Tender Son - The Frankenstein project was also presented in Cannes Competition.

Selected Filmography:

2014 White God
2010 Tender son - The Frankenstein project
2008 Delta
2005 Johanna
2002 Pleasant days
2001 Afta - Day after day
2000 This I wish and nothing more



Zsófia Psotta - Lili
Sándor Zsótér - Dániel (Father)
Lili Monori - Bev
Lili Horváth - Mother
László Gálffy - Music teacher
Ervin Nagy - Butcher
Kornél Mundurczó - Afgan


Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Written by Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Weber
Produced by Viktória Petrányi, Eszter Gyárfás
Co-produced by Michael Weber, Fredrik Zander
Cinematography by Marcell Rév
Edited by Dávid Jancsó
Music composed by Asher Goldschmidt
Production design by Márton Ágh

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color / 1:2.35 / 5.1
Lenght: 119 min
Origitnal Language: Hungarian




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