This is a wonderful movie functioning as a parable regarding separatism and Hungarian politics during Democratic rule. On the surface, however, lays an entertaining revenge flick on animal cruelty and a drama about the love felt by an animal towards its human owner “the White God”. The director uses a mish mash of genres to keep audience on its toes, while paying homage to everything from Fuller’s White Dog, to Hitchcock’s Birds. The best part of the film was that, where production hired hundreds of shelter dogs and spent months training them. After filming, the director and his crew made considerable effort to have every dog adopted. These dogs are some of
the best actors ever seen. This is a marvelous, yet challenging film.
Do you like dogs? Well, there are a lot of them. The story is sort of allegorical in that the dogs’ behavior, instilled in him by the masters, the White Gods, is turned against these gods. Dogs become like humans, capable of loyalty, devotion, but, also of hate, rage and killing.
There are bad parents, merchants, music conductors, animal control specialists, dog trainers. As for the dogs, although well-trained, they seemed too trained.
The storyline is simple. There is a girl, too independent for her age, roaming the streets at night searching for her lost dog. Once she finds her dog, she realizes it has changed for the worse. Can the dog be saved?