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White Bim Black Ear

White Bim Black Ear

White Bim Black Ear (, translit.Belyy Bim, Chyornoe ukho) is a 1977 Soviet drama film directed by Stanislav Rostotsky. It is based upon the book of the same name, written by Gavriil Troyepolsky and is about an English Setter with a black ear who becomes homeless because of his master's illness. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.

Plot

Ivan Ivanovich, an older man who is fond of reading and nature, buys a 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 in the country to enable the dog to track birds, as is his nature.