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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vakhtang Kikabidze Vakhtang Kikabidze ... Valentin Konstantinovich Mizandari, Mimino (as Buba Kikabidze)
Mher Mkrtchyan ... Ruben Vartanovich Khachikyan (Rubik-dzhan) (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
Elena Proklova ... Larisa Ivanovna Komarova
Evgeniy Leonov ... Ivan Volokhov
Kote Daushvili ... Ded (as Konstantin Daushvili)
Ruslan Mikaberidze ... Givi Ivanovich, nachalnik Mimino (as Ruslan Miqaberidze)
Zakro Sakhvadze ... Varlaam, plemynnik Mimino
Marina Dyuzheva ... Svetlana Georgiyevna, advokat (as Mariya Dyuzheva)
Rusiko Morcheladze Rusiko Morcheladze ... Lali odnoselchanka Mimino
Archil Gomiashvili Archil Gomiashvili ... Nugzar Papashvili, poterpevshiy
Aleksey Alekseev ... Prokuror (as A. Alekseev)
Vladimir Basov ... Sinitsyn, operniy pevets (as V.Basov)
Valentina Titova ... Zhena opernogo petsva (as V. Titova)
Borislav Brondukov ... Chelovek, veveshivayushchiysya pered poletom (as B.Brondukov)
Zeinab Botsvadze ... Yekaterina Mizandari, sestra Valiko (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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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

The helicopter that Mimino flies is a Mi-2. Vakhtang Kikabidze confessed that his training pilot, named Valiko like Kikabidze's character, and himself used the helicopter during filming in a Georgian mountain village called Omalo to fly to the nearby Azerbaijani farms and steal watermelons from there. 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

Rubik Khachikyan: The truck got stolen.
Valentin Mizandari: What do you mean stolen? Are you sure this is where you parked it?
Rubik Khachikyan: What do you mean am I sure? A woman was smoking next to that garbage bin over there.
Valentin Mizandari: Rubik stay here, don't let anyone go in or out, get the trails. I'll go get the police.
Rubik Khachikyan: Tell them that the truck got stolen, it was brand new!
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Connections

Spoofed in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Zhirinovskiy I Bush (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Prikhodit den, ukhodit den
(uncredited)
Music by Giya Kancheli
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Played in the opening credits and the tune is used several times later
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Good is this movie, that I think!
11 May 2001 | by amir_e_aSee all my reviews

"Mimino" is one of the best and most popular Russian-speaking comedies ever made, it's a classic and is still often shown on TV. There certainly is a reason - despite a simple plot it's not primitive at all and is still funny even after the twentieth watching. The only big problem with it is that people who don't speak Russian well probably won't understand the humor, as most of it based on the characters grammar mistakes and accents (Georgian and Armenian).

In several small roles famous Russian actors are cast, notably Vladimir Basov as the opera singer and Savelij Kramarov as the convicted criminal.

A memorable quote: "Listen, I'll tell you one clever thing, just don't get hurt: I must drive to the airport first, because in the airport there's one Georgian, my familiar friend; I'll come to him and tell him - 'Hello, Valiko-chan', and he'll say - 'Wah!'; so it will be pleasant to him and when it will be pleasant to my friend, it will be pleasant to me and when it will be pleasant to me I'll drive in such a way that it will be pleasant to you too!" (as you see, it's quite hard to translate the style - the original is a lot better).


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