Directed Karen Shakhnazarov.
Starring Aleksey Vertkov, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Valeriy Grishko, Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov, Gerasim Arkhipov and Aleksandr Vakhov.
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