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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
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Rubik Khachikyan's character was supposed to be from Leninakan but composer Giya Kancheli wanted another Armenian city, Dilizhan, to be mentioned in the film because he wrote his symphonies there. Georgiy Daneliya objected, saying Dilizhan was a resort while Leninakan was a city of workers. In order to persuade Daneliya to relocate Rubik's residence to Dilizhan, Kancheli even bribed Daneliya with his new jacket. See more »
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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