When thirteen-year-old Lili has to move in with her father in Budapest, she brings her beloved dog along with her. After a neighbour reports Hagen to animal control, her father abandons him on the street to fend for himself. Hagen not only survives the horror of abandonment, dog fights and starvation, but rouses an angry army of mongrels out to exact revenge. Owing less to contemporary Hollywood films than to silent-era melodramas, this is purely cinematic storytelling. A cross between Lassie and Spartacus, a fine horror story about the voiceless downtrodden rising up against their oppressors.