Mundruczo’s courageous, trail-blazing blend of horror, thriller and riveting socially conscious drama is a cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior. Favouring pedigree dogs, a new regulation in Hungary puts a severe tax on mixed breed dogs. As a consequence, owners dump their dogs and animal shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog out on the streets.
Hagen and his young master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realises that not everyone is a dog’s best friend and his good nature is pushed to the limit by the humans who mistreat him.