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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 ...
Ivan Naydenov
Vitaliy Kishchenko ...
Soviet Major Fedotov
Valeriy Grishko ...
Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov
Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov ...
Soviet General Smirnov (as Dmitriy Bykovskiy)
Gerasim Arkhipov ...
Soviet Captain Sharipov
Aleksandr Vakhov ...
Kryuk
Vitaliy Dordzhiev ...
Berdyev
Vladimir Ilin ...
Chief of the Hospital
Karl Kranzkowski ...
Adolf Hitler (as Karl Krantskovski)
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German Marshal Keitel (as Kristian Redl)
Klaus Grünberg ...
German General Stumpff (as Klaus Gryunberg)
Vilmar Bieri ...
German General Von Friedeburg (as Vilmar Biri)
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German Tank Man
Michael Schenk ...
German Officer (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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very strange but worthwhile war film!
25 July 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Now to start off with, if you are planning on watching this film expecting another typical war movie, then you might be disappointed! This surreal Russian film is more about courage and mental torture of war, with battle scenes taking a back seat. For that reason I really liked it.

The story kept me captivated and the characters were interesting enough to invest my time in. When the tank battles do take place, I thought they were superbly done, with the mysterious "White Tiger" having a scary and almost indestructible sense about it.

Now one can dismiss this powerful German tank as just that, or you can look deeper and see what it stands for. The director has created a very multi-layered film that will make the deep thinker feel as though he or she has had a good work out.

Not for everyone, but in a world of movies that lack creativity and originality, White Tiger comes highly recommended!


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