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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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Screenwriter Viktoriya Tokareva regrets that one scene couldn't be shot in the elevator of Rossiya Hotel because of a fire in the hotel. In the scene, two Japanese tourists were supposed to meet Rubik and Mimino in the elevator and one of them would say to the other, "Those Russians look so much like one another!" See more »
To enjoy you must not only know Russian well, but the reality of the USSR in late 70s. The plot is driven by highly unlikely events. However, the two principal characters are believable and recognizable, their irrational actions motivated, the dialog and expressions are trend setting, the actors at their best.
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