White Bim Black Ear

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White Bim Black Ear
White Bim.jpg
USSR film poster
Directed by Stanislav Rostotsky
Written by Stanislav Rostovsky; Gavriil Troepolsky (novel)
Music by Andrei Petrov
Cinematography Vyacheslav Shumsky; Sergey Serebryannikov
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Running time
183 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

White Bim Black Ear (Russian: Белый Бим Чёрное ухо, translit. Belyy Bim, Chyornoe ukho) is a 1977 Soviet drama film directed by Stanislav Rostotsky. The film is based upon the book of the same name, written by Gavriil Troyepolsky. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.[1]


The film is about a Scottish Setter with a black ear, who becomes homeless because of his master's illness. Ivan Ivanovich, an older man who is fond of hunting and nature, adopts the puppy despite the dog's improper coloration and black ear, which are considered faults in terms of its breed standard. The man names his dog Bim (diminutive form: Bimka), and often takes him hunting in the country.

Ivan Ivanovich begins to develop heart problems, and when the disease becomes worse, he is taken to a hospital. His dog can't bear waiting for the only person that ever cared for him, and sets out to find his master. Thus begins the story of a stray dog and his many adventures and encounters with many people, both kind and cruel. Ultimately, he is unable to find a permanent home. His owner returns home only to discover that Bim has been tricked by a neighbor and died.


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  1. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 

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