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Amphibian Man (1962)

Chelovek-Amfibiya (original title)
People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Vladimir Korenev ... Ichtyandr Salvator (as V. Korenev)
Anastasiya Vertinskaya ... Guttiere Baltazar (as A. Vertinskaya)
Mikhail Kozakov ... Pedro Zurita (as M. Kozakov)
Nikolai Simonov ... doktor Salvator (as N. Simonov)
Anatoliy Smiranin Anatoliy Smiranin ... staryy Baltazar (as A. Smiranin)
Vladlen Davydov ... Olsen - zhurnalist (as V. Davydov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albert Antonyan Albert Antonyan ... Kristo (as A. Antonyan)
Nina Bolshakova Nina Bolshakova ... Pevitsa (as N. Bolshakova)
Anatoliy Ivanov ... (as A. Ivanov)
Valeri Kudryashov Valeri Kudryashov ... (as V. Kudryashov)
Nikolay Kuzmin ... matros Zurity (as N. Kuzmin)
Mikhail Medvedev Mikhail Medvedev ... Botsman (as M. Medvedev)
Yuriy Medvedev ... Torgovets ryboy (as Yu. Medvedev)
Anna Nikritina Anna Nikritina ... maty Zurity (as A. Nikritina)
Irina Orlik Irina Orlik ... (as A. Orlik)


People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed surgery on his son and now young Ichtiandr can live underwater. This gives him certain advantages, but creates a lot of problems. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi


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Soviet Union



Release Date:

3 January 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amphibian Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Laspi Cove, Crimea, Ukraine See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Goskino, Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Has plot and character similarities with the Oscar winning film The Shape of Water (2017). See more »


Gutiere Baltazar: [laughing] This must be love at first sight!
Ichtyandr Salvator: [simply] Is there any other kind of love?
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Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »


Ei, moryak
Performed by Nonna Sukhanova
Music by Andrei Petrov
Lyric by Solomon Fogelson
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The story of a young man who lives in the depth of the ocean
19 September 2001 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

Perhaps this is one of the best Sci-Fiction film ever produced in the history of cinema for its content. Its presentation may not be the best due to color problems and very much evident make up of the actors and actresses. I assume that the story was going on in a territory of any Latin American country, probably Mexico. The plot is about a young man able also to live normally in the sea. His father, a scientist and physician, built up a laboratory in the depth of the ocean where his son passes part of his life. Being a rare organism, his father always warned him not to visit nearby city, but love came over when he met a nice lady sinking in the sea, and with this all problems started. The film showed that early 60s the Soviet directors and producers were not very much aware of the music in Latin America. Dancing was Spanish-like and not Latin American as such. Names chosen for the heroes of the film were also rare. The lady is called Gutiere when Gutiérrez is a common surname in Spanish, then Ichtiandros is the name of the main actor of the film, again an invention. In any case, it is nice to see several shots made in the sea, in a really beautiful environment, and also to see nice diving and swimming of various actors. Excitement is also assured in this material. However, it does not have the Hollywood-Happy End. It is more realistic in its end. The film has also its morale showing the miseries of people trying to make money, no matter if it is playing with the life of a human being.

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