MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,041 this week

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

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,084 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 14 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "White Tiger" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: White Tiger (2012)

White Tiger (2012) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of White Tiger.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in Northern Italy during the last embers of the war, the beleaguered vanguard of Axis forces suffer daily bombings and the constant threat of attack from local partisans. Tempers begin ... See full summary »

Director: Ari Taub
Stars: Daniel Asher, C.J. Barkus, Gianluca Bianco
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The film's story takes place in Moscow in the 1970s. Its plot unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same university. They argue, make up, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Karen Shakhnazarov, Sergey Simagin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Aleksandr Lyapin, Lidiya Milyuzina, Egor Baranovskiy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Andrey Panin, Kseniya Rappoport, Artyom Semakin
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director: Aleksandr Kott
Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko
Rodnya (1983)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Nonna Mordyukova, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Yuri Bogatyryov
Jazzman (1983)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A music student is expeled from school because he loves jazz, a kind of music that represents the US capitalism. He hires two street musicians to form a dixie band, and goes from one city ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Igor Sklyar, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy, Nikolay Averyushkin
Lyubov v SSSR (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Egor Baranovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Ivan Kupreenko
Courier (1986)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of a teenager boy in times of the comunism fall in the Soviet Union.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Fyodor Dunayevsky, Anastasiya Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili
Gorod Zero (1989)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Leonid Filatov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vladimir Menshov
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young romantic loves step dance but there is only one person who knows this forgotten art. Beglov was a step dance super star back in 50s but as step became unpopular he lost everything. ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Arkadi Nasyrov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Ignat Akrachkov, Aleksandr Bashirov
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The hero of the film is an insurance agent who is also a car thief. He steals cars only from various crooks and never from the good people. Then he sells those stolen cars and gives all the... See full summary »

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya
Edit

Cast

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)
...
Keytel (as Kristian Redl)
Klaus Grünberg ...
Shtumpf (as Klaus Gryunberg)
Vilmar Bieri ...
Frideburg (as Vilmar Biri)
...
Nemetskiy tankist
Michael Schenk ...
Nemetskiy ofitser (as Maykl Shenk)
V. Chankin
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 2012 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Bialy tygrys  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the wrecked tanks on the train, near the beginning, was a Britsh Matilda, of which about 1,000 were supplied to Russia. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Belyy Tigr/White Tiger : A war film by Karen Shakhnazarov which can be declared as one of the best war films.
22 July 2013 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

One close look at the films made by Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov would effortlessly reveal that it is after having made "White Tiger" that he has reached the zenith of his cinematographic career. This has been acutely observed by film critic Lalit Rao who has earned unique distinction of having watched all his films with great attention. In the context of world cinema and some of its important directors, it would be a matter of great importance for erudite cinema viewers to learn that Russian auteur Karen Shakhnazarov has something in common with great French director François Truffaut. Both directors made numerous light films before directing their own personal films about war. This is why it can be said without hesitation that what "White Tiger" is for Karen Shakhnazarov as a personal tribute was what "Le Dernier Métro" meant as a personal tribute about war to François Truffaut. Both films are their personal "homage" to the absurdity of war. A review of "White Tiger" would not make any sense to the readers unless it is mentioned that it is undoubtedly one of the best war films to have been made in recent times. Although there are chances that a casual viewer might comprehend this film as "just an action film about tanks", intelligent viewers would quickly discover that "White Tiger" is a successful film which describes the whole aura of war. This is the reason why everything related to war has been depicted by Karen Shakhnazarov namely reporting during war, behavior of soldiers, strategies to tackle the enemy etc. White Tiger's "tank scenes" are visually rich as they demonstrate the victory of a man's mind over lifeless machines. Finally, White Tiger succeeds enormously as it captivates from the start and is much more valuable than a simple lesson of history involving some crucial last days of the World War II when Germany had lost everything but caused tremendous mental anguish in Russian camp by decimating its tanks.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack Afinso
Belyy tigr movie poster kmonster138
Discuss White Tiger (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?