6.1/10
3,022
37 user 25 critic

Belyy tigr (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 3 May 2012 (Russia)
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:

Karen Shakhnazarov

Writers:

Aleksandr Borodyanskiy (screenplay), Ilya Boyashov (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The film is based on a novella by the well-known Stoviet writer who served on the front, Emmanuil kazakevich "Two in the Steppe" and the war diaries of Konstantin Simonov.

Director: Sergei Popov
Stars: Amir Abdykalov, Yuriy Borisov, Maksim Demchenko
Dear Elza! (2014)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During WW2, Hungarian soldier Lombos Mihály is denied furlough and returns to battle on the Eastern Front where he is captured by the Soviets who use him as a 'trampler' through the German minefields and as an interpreter.

Director: Zoltán Füle
Stars: Gábor Makray, Géza Bodor, Zsuzsanna Ripli
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Fyodor Popov
Stars: Nina Usatova, Tatyana Cherkasova, Anatoliy Goryachev
Nesokrushimyy (2018)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The movie inspired by real events tells the story of the KV-1 tank's crew heroic deed. Having a losing fight, the crew of Semyon Konovalov destroyed 16 enemy tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Maksimov
Stars: Andrey Chernyshov, Vladimir Epifantsev, Oleg Fomin
Panfilov's 28 (2016)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In November 1941, remaining squad of Soviet soldiers must stop a column of Nazi Germany tanks.

Directors: Kim Druzhinin, Andrey Shalopa
Stars: Maksim Abrosimov, Sergey Agafonov, Pavel Aseev
The Star (2002)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During WW2 the Russian Army sent a special group named "Zvezda" to fight the Nazis in their backyard.

Director: Nikolay Lebedev
Stars: Igor Petrenko, Artyom Semakin, Aleksey Panin
Edinichka (2015)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In August, 1944, Lieutenant Egorov and his battalion have a very straight forward order: to ensure passage of soviet soldiers through the bridge near a deserted monastery.. However, inside ... See full summary »

Director: Kirill Belevich
Stars: Stanislav Callas, Valeriya Dmitrieva, Ilya Korobko
Battalion (2015)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

Director: Dmitriy Meskhiev
Stars: Lesya Andreeva, Mariya Antonova, Mariya Aronova
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unfulfilled sergeant, is during WW2, leading a small Soviet anti aircraft outpost with only women soldiers under his command. German special forces are spottet in the woods and the ... See full summary »

Director: Renat Davletyarov
Stars: Pyotr Fyodorov, Anastasiya Mikulchina, Evgeniya Malakhova
White Tiger (1996)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When D.E.A. agent Mike Ryan undertakes the huge task of avenging the brutal murder of his partner John Grogan, he finds he must fight both sides; the murderer and his double crossing police... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martin
Stars: Gary Daniels, Mig Macario, Kelly Benson
Action | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Ptashuk
Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Vladislav Galkin, Yuri Kolokolnikov
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 Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director: Aleksandr Kott
Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Vertkov Aleksey Vertkov ... Naydenov
Vitaliy Kishchenko ... Fedotov
Valeriy Grishko Valeriy Grishko ... Zhukov
Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov ... Smirnov (as Dmitriy Bykovskiy)
Gerasim Arkhipov Gerasim Arkhipov ... Sharipov
Aleksandr Vakhov Aleksandr Vakhov ... Kryuk
Vitaliy Dordzhiev Vitaliy Dordzhiev ... Berdyev
Vladimir Ilin ... Nachalnik gospitalya
Karl Kranzkowski Karl Kranzkowski ... Gitler (as Karl Krantskovski)
Christian Redl ... Keytel (as Kristian Redl)
Klaus Grünberg Klaus Grünberg ... Shtumpf (as Klaus Gryunberg)
Vilmar Bieri Vilmar Bieri ... Frideburg (as Vilmar Biri)
Dirk Martens ... Nemetskiy tankist
Michael Schenk ... Nemetskiy ofitser (as Maykl Shenk)
V. Chankin V. Chankin
Edit

Storyline

In WW2, after a tank battle, a wounded Soviet tank driver and mechanic 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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Spring 1945. A Legend is Born. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

3 May 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

White Tiger See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,200,000, 31 December 2012
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The White Tiger tank is neither a Tiger nor a Tiger P. It's a Russian IS-2 modified to look like a Tiger tank--that's why the turret is moved to the front of the tank. Tigers also didn't have the tracks covered; this is most likely done here to hide the fact the wheels on the Tiger and the IS-2 look very different. It's believed that the American film Fury (2014) was the first to use a real Tiger tank. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fury (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautifully Shot Historical Epic with a Philosophical Ending
26 January 2014 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Karen Shakhnazarov's WHITE TIGER resembles a series of Chinese boxes, setting up viewer expectations and then consciously frustrating them. At one level it is a powerful depiction of the realities of tank warfare during the Second World War, with crews cooped up in confined spaces trying their best to outwit their enemies. Some of the sequences are quite breathtakingly shot - especially when the Russian tank commanded by Naydenov (Aleksey Vertkov) stalks the eponymous White Tiger, a German tank with the apparent ability to elude all enemies. At another level, however, WHITE TIGER consciously raises questions in our minds: at the beginning of the film Naydenov suffers 90% burns, yet makes a remarkable recovery. It is as if he has been resurrected. He doesn't actually have a name, but is given one by his fellow-soldiers. And then there is the ending ... after the Nazi troops have surrendered in 1945 to the Soviets, Naydenov is still shown stalking the White Tiger, which he believes will prove a threat for several years to come. This is followed by another sequence involving an actor with a distinct resemblance to Hitler. The film apparently celebrates the Soviet cause in battle, then undercuts itself by suggesting that all forms of armed conflict are inevitable. Through such strategies director Shakhnazarov shows how one person's 'defeat' might be another person's 'victory': such terms are culturally and structurally relative. What is perhaps more significant is to acknowledge the ever-threatening presence of war through time and space.


22 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 37 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed