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White Tiger (2012)
"Belyy tigr" (original title)

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Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Vertkov ...
Naydenov
Vitaliy Kishchenko ...
Fedotov
Valeriy Grishko ...
Zhukov
Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov ...
Smirnov (as Dmitriy Bykovskiy)
Gerasim Arkhipov ...
Sharipov
Aleksandr Vakhov ...
Kryuk
Vitaliy Dordzhiev ...
Berdyev
Vladimir Ilin ...
Nachalnik gospitalya
Karl Kranzkowski ...
Gitler (as Karl Krantskovski)
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Keytel (as Kristian Redl)
Klaus Grünberg ...
Shtumpf (as Klaus Gryunberg)
Vilmar Bieri ...
Frideburg (as Vilmar Biri)
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Nemetskiy tankist
Michael Schenk ...
Nemetskiy ofitser (as Maykl Shenk)
V. Chankin
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In WW2, after a tank battle, a wounded Soviet tank commander is taken to the hospital. He suffers from amnesia and has severe burns on his body. He secretly believes he can communicate with any tank, as if the tank were human. After being returned to duty, the tank-man proves to be one of the best tank-men in his unit. Rumors about a new, invincible Nazi tank, circulate. It's said that a huge Nazi tank often appears out of nowhere on the battlefield and it destroys dozens of Soviet tanks. The mysterious enemy tank is nicknamed White Tiger by the Soviet soldiers. Our tank-man, Naydenov, is convinced that it was the White Tiger that destroyed his Soviet tank and he wants revenge. Naydenov is ordered to find and destroy the White Tiger. But how can one find and destroy a ghost of war? Written by nufs68

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The Great Tank Battle.


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When the White Tiger is first seen, it clearly has the turret mounted toward the front of a vehicle, instead of towards the middle as in the iconic Tiger design. This identifies it as a Porsche prototype, which lost to the more reliable Henschel design in early trials. As such, only one Porsche Tiger ever saw combat service. This unit served as a command tank on the Eastern Front in 1944, and had additional front armor totaling up to 200mm. Just like the tank in the film, this would have made it virtually immune to most soviet tank and anti-tank guns. See more »

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WHITE TIGER (terrifying, invulnerable, powerful)
4 August 2013 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Hopefully this will clarify one reviewer's dismay about the Tank in WHITE TIGER. The Tank in question was indeed a real tank. Being a German Tiger I Tank, it was terrifying, powerful and, while not completely invulnerable, its vulnerable points were limited. Built for power and heavy armor in mind, it created a quite real fear among Allied Soldiers, known as "Tiger Fever". The Tiger I was conceived upon Hitler's special request. He wanted a "Super Tank" to outshine the Russian T-34, which is shown in the film. This is more of a Tank review than a Film review, but it suggests something that is rarely communicated in war movies: TERROR. Mangled and charred bodies have become commonplace in movies, and the gunplay has become nothing more than elevated pyrotechnics. While not wholly successful in displaying the full terror that men and women in these situations must have felt, WHITE TIGER is still a worthy film.


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