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Vozdukhoplavatel (1975)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Varfolomeev ... Ivan Zaikin
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ... Baroness Clautilde de Laroche
Vladimir Zamanskiy ... Aviator Lev Matsiyevich
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... Aleksandr Kuprin
Valentin Nikulin ... Journalist Pyotr Polonsky
Anatoliy Ravikovich ... Entrepreneur Pyotr Yaroslavtsev
Viktor Ilichyov ... Odessa Dandy
Anatoliy Solonitsyn ... Aviation School Head Henri Farman
Oleg Basilashvili ... Merchant Dmitri Ptashnikov
Leonhard Merzin ... Charles Rigaut
Sergey Dreyden ... Pierre Leroux
Alyosha Semyonov ... (as Arakel Semyonov)
Valeri Olshansky ... Aviator Nikolay
Yelena Anderegg ... Anna Ptashnikova
Valeri Bychenkov Valeri Bychenkov ... Anna's Brother


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A "must see" for those that love Odessa.
1 September 2005 | by evgeniy77See all my reviews

My first urge is to complain: Who translated the movie as it is mentioned in the section "Also known as"---"The balloonist? The translator, obviously has not seen the film. It has nothing to do with ballooning. The term is an old-fashioned one for "aerial traveler" or "aviator". It is a story of a wrestler (strong man) performer in the Odessa Circus circa 1908. He falls in love with flying AIRPLANES(not balloons) partly because of trying to impress a woman who "flew in" from France... This is as far as I can go if I don't want to spoil the movie. ALSO, it is a great movie for anyone who is reading it that has a special place in their heart for the beautiful city of Odessa, especially during the dawn of the XXth century(one of several periods of Odessa's prosperity). Tomorrow(September 2nd) is Odessa's 211th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ODESSA!!!!

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Release Date:

6 October 1975 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Balloonist See more »

Filming Locations:

Odessa, Ukraine

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track | Mono



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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