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Moscow -- At a recent meeting with Russian filmmakers, President Vladimir Putin called for tighter control over funding provided by the government to the film industry, also suggesting that a code of ethics be drafted for the sector. The meeting, which was held on May 24 at Putin’s residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, was attended by several major directors and producers, including Fyodor Bondarchuk, Vladimir Menshov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Karen Shakhnazarov and Sergei Selyanov. Story: Sasha Grey to Participate in Rally Across Russia “Unfortunately, there are cases when the government allocates serious money to film producers and exhibitors, and it
- Vladimir Kozlov
White Tiger (Russian: Belyy tigr), 2012.
Directed Karen Shakhnazarov.
After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.
From the looks of the DVD packaging and a brilliantly hammy dubbed trailer, I was ready to write off White Tiger as a straightforward ‘gritty’ WWII action film, broadly-written characters philosophising vaguely between pedestrian remakes of the battle scenes of Saving Private Ryan. And yet from only a few moments in my entire perception of the film changed, and I was compelled. Later on however, it became a harder film to like.
Following a battle on the Russian front, 1943, a tank crewman is found still inside his massacred vehicle, black with burns and blood. Still living (just), he is treated and makes a miraculous recovery but »
- Flickering Myth
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