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Vakhtang Kikabidze ...
Mher Mkrtchyan ...
Ruben Vartanovich Khachikyan (Rubik-dzhan) (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
Elena Proklova ...
Larisa Ivanovna Komarova
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Ivan Volokhov
Kote Daushvili ...
Ded (as Konstantin Daushvili)
Ruslan Mikaberidze ...
Givi Ivanovich, nachalnik Mimino (as Ruslan Miqaberidze)
Zakro Sakhvadze ...
Varlaam, plemynnik Mimino
Marina Dyuzheva ...
Svetlana Georgiyevna, advokat (as Mariya Dyuzheva)
Rusiko Morcheladze ...
Lali odnoselchanka Mimino
Archil Gomiashvili ...
Nugzar Papashvili, poterpevshiy
Aleksey Alekseev ...
Prokuror (as A. Alekseev)
Vladimir Basov ...
Sinitsyn, operniy pevets (as V.Basov)
Valentina Titova ...
Zhena opernogo petsva (as V. Titova)
Borislav Brondukov ...
Chelovek, veveshivayushchiysya pered poletom (as B.Brondukov)
Zeinab Botsvadze ...
Yekaterina Mizandari, sestra Valiko (as Z. Butsvadze)
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Pilot Mimino works at small local airlines in Georgia, flying helicopters between small villages. He dreams of piloting large international airlines aircrafts, so he goes to Moscow for refresher courses. There in a hotel he meets truck driver Rubik from Armenia who is given a place in that hotel by mistake, and they have a lot of adventures in Moscow. Written by Sergey Ukladov <yook@glasnet.ru>

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Georgiy Daneliya asked Giya Kancheli to write a song like "Yesterday" by The Beatles for the film and Kancheli agreed but wrote the song "Chito-gvrito" that was nothing like "Yesterday". Nevertheless, Daneliya accepted it. The songs from the film became hits once the film was released. See more »

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When Mimino is talking to the old woman besides his helicopter on the plateau the type of the helicopter (riveted to no-riveted body) and the size and shape of the mountains seen in the background change between the shots. See more »

Quotes

Prosecutor: So, you're telling us that the defendant did not hurt the plaintiff?
Rubik Khachikyan: Of course he didn't. When that guy locked himself up in the bathroom, Valiko could not break the door.
Prosecutor: So he did try to break the door?
Rubik Khachikyan: [Scared that he said something he shouldn't have] Why would he?
Prosecutor: Didn't you just say so yourself?
Rubik Khachikyan: [Becomes very nervous and begins to sweat] Listen, I don't speak Russian that well. When he locked himself up in the bathroom, Valiko knocked on the door and said that he has to go too. You're asking...
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Soundtracks

Chito-gvrito
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Music by Giya Kancheli
Lyrics by Petre Gruzinski
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Played in the second part of the opening credits and the tune is used later throughout the film
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Kind, funny, heart-warming story
8 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Helicopter pilot from Georgia (the one in the former Soviet Union) goes to Moscow hoping to become an international pilot. There he befriends a guy from Armenia (near Georgia, but not the same!), runs out of money, finds himself in jail, etc. The movie plays out lots of funny differences between Russian (read - European) and Georgian (more Eastern) cultures, provincial vs. big city, and others. And as a golden thread throughout the whole movie - kindness, decency and warm hearts of the heroes. This play on cultural differences evoke "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", which was made thirty years after "Mimino"...

I am not sure if this movie has ever been subtitled in English, but I am sure it would be a delight to American viewers.


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