Thursday, December 11, 2014

Planet of the Apes With Dogs?

It seems there's a Hungarian version of Planet of the Apes with non-pedigree dogs playing the role of the apes.


Think of it as "Rise of the Mutts" against the pedigreed mutants and the ribbon chasers.  The movie is entitled FehĂ©r Isten (White God).  The release date in the U.S. is March 27, 2015.

Here's the descripton:
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 how to bite the hands that beats him...

1 comment:

jeffrey thurston said...

The terrier at 1:11 looks just like my 14" 17 lb. Jack. Baxter is his name. Very handsome.