White Tiger (Russian: Белый тигр, translit. Belyy tigr) is a 2012 Russian action war film directed by Karen Shakhnazarov. The film was selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist. The film is based on the novella Tankist, ili "Belyy tigr" (The Tank Crewman, or "the White Tiger") by Russian novelist Ilya Boyashov.
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.