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 ...
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The concept of the film arose when Revaz Gabriadze told Georgiy Daneliya a story about a pilot who lived in Kutaisi (Georgia) and locked his plane to the ground with a chain. However, it was to be screened only years later. The original script of this movie was entitled "Nichevo osobennovo..." ("Nothing Special...") and had an entirely different plot but a friend of Daneliya's, a writer named Maksud Ibragimbekov, remembered the story about the pilot and the chain in a conversation with Daneliya and the latter decided to replace the story literally days before filming. The script was not yet completed when the filming started and Vakhtang Kikabidze recalled later that most of the film was shot without a script. During filming, he had an impression that they were fooling around rather than working. The line "Nichevo osobennovo" remained in the film (it was said by Mimino on a plane). See more »
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 »
Please tell us, did the defendant have a personal hatred toward the plaintiff?
Yes he did. He told me, "I feel so much hatred toward the plaintiff, that I can't even eat"
But the defendant claims he never knew Papishvili before!
[Looks at Valiko who shakes his head negatively]
Why would he know him from before? When we first walked in, Valiko told me, "Listen" he said, "Who is this defendant, where did he go, I" he told me, "see him for the first time ever"
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No movie has ever captured so well the feelings of love and sorrow, pride and fairness as this one. And, mind you, not through the stupid didactics or a trivial calculatable formula. No other movie has such a synergy of fundamental humanity ideas, screenplay, directon, actors performance, music and cinematography.
This movie is a peak for the most of its participants - never again they've achieved such an excellence!
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