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Mimino (1977)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vakhtang Kikabidze ...
Mimino (as Buba Kikabidze)
Frunze Mkrtchyan ...
Rubik (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
Elena Proklova ...
Komarova
Evgeniy Leonov ...
Volokhov
Kote Daushvili ...
Grandfather (as Konstantin Daushvili)
Ruslan Miqaberidze ...
Givi Ivanovich
Zakro Sakhvadze ...
Varlaam
Marina Dyuzheva ...
Advocate (as Mariya Dyuzheva)
Rusiko Morcheladze ...
Lali
Archil Gomiashvili ...
Papashvili
Aleksandr Alekseyev ...
Prosecutor (as A. Alekseyev)
Vladimir Basov ...
Sinitsyn (as V.Basov)
Valentina Titova ...
Sinitsyn's Wife (as V. Titova)
Borislav Brondukov ...
Mimino's Helicopter Passenger (as B.Brondukov)
Zeinab Botsvadze ...
Yekaterina Mizandari (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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Volokhov: What's your surname?
Valentin Mizandari: What do you care?
Volokhov: Mizandari?
Valentin Mizandari: Mizandari.
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Connections

Referenced in Karnavalnaya noch 2, ili 50 let spystya (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Zhuzhuna tsvima
(uncredited)
Georgian folk song
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Sung by Mimino on the phone
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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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