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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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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

Two Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic aircrafts are featured in this movie. The first one Tu-144S, tail number 77106, was a production model that survives and as of 2017 is on display at Central Air Force Museum of Russia in Monino. The second one Tu-144, tail number 68001, was the prototype and it looked substantially different than the production models, the prototype was scrapped in the 1990s. 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: Givi Ivanovich, that policeman has no respect for you whatsoever! He took away both, the car and the license.
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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

Ov, sirun, sirun...
(uncredited)
Armenian folk song
Third song sung in the restaurant
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best movie ever
31 August 2003 | by rainfallSee all my reviews

This is the best movie about human relationship. The best tragicomedy ever! Danelia's masterpiece. Kikabidze's and Mkrtchan's best roles. I presume this is the bset soviet and russian film. Shame that many ppl in the world didnt see it!!!


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