This White God trailer is amazing. When you work for a website you sometimes get more emails than you can realistically process in a timely manner. Early this morning I got a link for this clip in my inbox but neglected to look at it. My bad. You think this is just going to be a dour art film and you think the dog is going to die in the beginning of the trailer just to prove that this movie is serious about being a dour art film, but that’s not at all what happens. Instead, we get something like The Uncanny meets Rocky. A triumphant, justified tale of an animal uprising.
Hit the jump to check out the White God trailer. The film was directed by Kornél Mundruczó and was written by Mundruczó along with Viktória Petrányi and Kata Wéber. Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter, Szabolcs Thuroczy, Lili Monori, Laszlo Galffi and Lili Horvath star. White God will hit theaters courtesy Magnolia on March 27th, 2015.
Trailer courtesy of Magnolia:
Here’s the official synopsis for White God:
Winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard Award at this year’s Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczo’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed “human superiors,” but it’s also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. 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 hands that beats him …