White Bim Black Ear
|White Bim Black Ear|
USSR film poster
|Directed by||Stanislav Rostotsky|
|Written by||Stanislav Rostovsky; Gavriil Troepolsky (novel)|
|Music by||Andrei Petrov|
|Cinematography||Vyacheslav Shumsky; Sergey Serebryannikov|
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.
The film is a touching story 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.
- Vyacheslav Tikhonov - Ivan Ivanovich (Master)
- Vasya Vorob'ev - Tolik (the boy who picked up the dog)
- Irina Shevchuk - Dasha
- Valentina Vladimirova - Sneaky Woman
- Andrey Martynov - the driver
- Anya Rybnikova - Lyusya (a girl)
- Yuri Grigor'ev - Militia (police) officer
- Two English setters - Bim
- List of submissions to the 51st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Soviet submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
- White Bim Black Ear at AllMovie
- White Bim Black Ear at the Internet Movie Database
- White Bim the Black Ear (Russian Movie with English subtitles)
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