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Mimino (1977)

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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Georgiy Daneliya
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vakhtang Kikabidze Vakhtang Kikabidze ... Mimino (as Buba Kikabidze)
Mher Mkrtchyan ... Rubik (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
Elena Proklova ... Komarova
Evgeniy Leonov ... Volokhov
Kote Daushvili ... Grandfather (as Konstantin Daushvili)
Ruslan Mikaberidze ... Givi Ivanovich
Zakro Sakhvadze ... Varlaam
Marina Dyuzheva ... Advocate (as Mariya Dyuzheva)
Rusiko Morcheladze Rusiko Morcheladze ... Lali
Archil Gomiashvili Archil Gomiashvili ... Papashvili
Aleksey Alekseev ... Prosecutor (as A. Alekseev)
Vladimir Basov ... Sinitsyn (as V.Basov)
Valentina Titova ... Sinitsyn's Wife (as V. Titova)
Borislav Brondukov ... Man Weighing Himself before the Flight (as B.Brondukov)
Zeinab Botsvadze ... Yekaterina Mizandari (as Z. Butsvadze)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian | Russian | English | Armenian

Release Date:

27 March 1978 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Мимино See more »

Filming Locations:

Novyi Arbat, Moscow, Russia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm,Qartuli Pilmi See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many visitors of the Rossiya Hotel bar stayed on set after the bar was closed, to see the filming of the scene with Rubik and Mimino dancing lezginka. Right during filming, Mher Mkrtchyan drank with his Armenian friends and they talked him into doing a split and picking up his handkerchief, to make him look better than "the Georgian," but Mkrtchyan wasted several takes trying to do it because, being too drunk, he couldn't hold himself properly. In the end, Georgiy Daneliya secretly told Vakhtang Kikabidze to grab the handkerchief while Mkrtchyan was doing the split and this was how the scene was shot. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Valentin Mizandari: I want Larisa Ivanovna!
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Alternate Versions

The premiere version that was shown on the Moscow International Film Festival was cut by the scene in which Valiko is calling an immigrant in Tel Aviv by mistake. The immigration topic was a political issue and the international public wasn't supposed to see it. The festival version was the only cut print (which later has been reportedly destroyed by the director); the theatrical release was uncut. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Zhuzhuna tsvima
(uncredited)
Georgian folk song
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Sung by Mimino on the phone
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improbable events, realistic characters
7 November 1998 | by sabitSee all my reviews

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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