- Rainer Maria Rilke
Hagen begins a lonely journey wandering the city. He eventually befriends a white dog after it saves him from an angry butcher. After spending the night with other street dogs, a dog catcher pursues Hagen and the other street dogs. After a long chase, Hagen avoids the dog catchers with the help of a homeless man. However, the man sells Hagen to a dog fighting ring, where he is chained, starved, and trained to kill. In his first fight, he kills his opponent and escapes. He is caught by animal control officers and brought to the city dog pound.
Meanwhile Lili, still angry with her father and upset by the loss of Hagen, goes to a party where she drinks alcohol. The party is raided by the police, and Lili is taken to the station and her father called. Arriving to pick her up, her father breaks into tears and admits that he was wrong to get rid of Hagen and that while he does not understand the now-teenage Lili, he still loves her. The two reconcile and her father, in a gesture of getting reacquainted with his daughter, promises to attend her upcoming concert.
Followed by his army, Hagen goes to the slaughterhouse where Lili's father works, where they appear on the verge of taking revenge on him when Lili arrives. At first, Hagen growls at Lili and has his pack surround her. Her father rushes from the building armed with a blowtorch to defend his daughter, but instead, Lili plays Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" on her trumpet. Hagen seems to forgive her and takes his place by her side. All the other dogs lie down in a gesture of reconciliation as Lili sits in their midst and continues to play. Her father, stunned at the scene, puts down his weapon and goes to sit beside his daughter.
- "White God isn't an easy watch, but its soaring ambition and powerful acting — human and canine alike — make it well worth the effort." -
• 274 dogs were used in the making of this movie which is the world record for the most dogs used in a feature film.
• All of the untrained dogs appearing on film are mixed breeds adopted from animal shelters.
• Hagen is portrayed by twin dogs Luke and Body. They were found in a caravan park in Arizona just as their owner was about to take them to an animal shelter.
• All dogs that were used in the film (other than the two trained actor dogs that played Hagen) had been from local shelters and went through training for the film. By the end of the film, because the dogs were all over the streets with individual trainers all the time during filming, they all found homes.
• Official submission of Hungary to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015.