White Tiger

White Tiger  {Belyy tigr}
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White Tiger
Belyy tigr
Russia, 2012, 108 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Action/Adventure, History, War
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Russian English Sub-Titles

As World War II draws to a close, prolonged and furious fighting exhausts both Soviet and German troops. The more decisive the advance of the Soviet Army, the more frequently “White Tiger,” an indestructible German tank appears on the battlefield. Emerging from the smoke of combat, it ruthlessly destroys the adversary and swiftly vanishes.

The Soviet military decides to build a special tank to combat White Tiger, with the crew headed by a commander who was nearly burnt alive. Although he no longer remembers his own name, he has gained the ability to understand the language of tanks… This strange, potent war movie plays like Moby Dick on the Eastern front, with a score by Richard Wagner.

“Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov never ceases to experiment, with both subject matter and style. White Tiger is his first war film, a weird, wondrous tale of an eerie white fascist tank that appears, attacks and vanishes, leaving smoldering Russian tanks and cremated corpses in its wake… The film’s strong aesthetic and suspenseful action sequences could wow audiences worldwide.” Ronnie Scheib, Variety

DIRECTOR: Karen Shakhnazarov
Producer: Karen Shahnazarov, Galina Shadur
Editor: Irina Kozhemyakina
Screenwriter: Alexander Borodyansky, Karen Shakhnazarov
Cinematographer: Alik Tagirov
Music: Yuriy Poteenko, Konstantin Shevelyov
Principal Cast: Aleksey Vertkov, Vitaly Kishchenko, Valery Grishko, Vladimir Ilyin, Karl Kranzkowski, Christian Redl
Filmography: Ward No. 6 (2009), Vanished Empire (2008), The Rider Named Death (2004), Poisons or the World History of Poisoning (2001), Sny (1993), Assassin of the Tsar (1991), Jazzmen (1984)
Print Source: MosFilm - http://www.mosfilm.ru

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