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.
White Bim Black Ear (Episode 2) (1977) movie
Production Co: Gorky Film Studio
Directed by Stanislav Rostotsky
Written by Stanislav Rostovsky; Gavriil Troepolsky (novel)
Music by Andrei Petrov
Cinematography by Vyacheslav Shumsky, Sergey Serebryannikov
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