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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The concept of the film arose when Revaz Gabriadze told Georgiy Daneliya a story about a pilot who lived in Kutaisi (Georgia) and locked his plane to the ground with a chain. However, it was to be screened only years later. The original script of this movie was entitled "Nichevo osobennovo..." ("Nothing Special...") and had an entirely different plot but a friend of Daneliya's, a writer named Maksud Ibragimbekov, remembered the story about the pilot and the chain in a conversation with Daneliya and the latter decided to replace the story literally days before filming. The script was not yet completed when the filming started and Vakhtang Kikabidze recalled later that most of the film was shot without a script. During filming, he had an impression that they were fooling around rather than working. The line "Nichevo osobennovo" remained in the film (it was said by Mimino on a plane). See more »
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 »
Never boring, obscene, or stupid, but definitely absolutely charming and legendary. Together with "Kin-Dza-Dza" it achieves the highest heights of cinematography. Both these outstanding masterpieces belong to one and the same director. These two friendly movies are something very special and if you soak up their atmosphere you will definitely see their high class. Our modern cinema can hardly rival their greatness. Under the influence of such rare but perfect movies people would have become more attentive to each other and would have had more common sense. Cinematography would have been a healer and a good reliable teacher then.
The main character is the Man. Probably he is a good-for-nothing brawler, a bad poet, and a poor conversationalist. And he surely does not have lots of dough. And no lethal weapons under his jacket. But he has a heart and behaves in every single situation like a hero. The woman who rejects and mocks him will understand her mistake sooner or later Why are we writing and reading reviews on IMDb? Even an answer to this question can be found in "Mimino". Remember that scene when he makes a phone call and gets to Israel instead of his village? What a common man of today would do in exactly the same situation? And what the Man would do? Watch it to see. An eternal cinema classic.
Give it a 10, "Zdachi ne nado!" Thanks for attention.
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