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Home entertainment: A dog has its day in the intense 'White God'

Home entertainment: A dog has its day in the intense 'White God'

White God Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98 Available on VOD on Tuesday The sheer technical bravura of Kornél Mundruczó's Cannes prize winner compensates for some of its dramatic clichés and button-pushing. Zsófia Psotta stars as a teenager whose sour father gets rid of her dog without her permission — although the movie's real hero is that pooch, which joins a wild pack, rises up against its human oppressors and has a series of violent and thrilling adventures around Budapest. Mundruczó shamelessly plays on the audience's sympathy with his depiction of cruel authority figures and abused mutts, but there's no denying that the...

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