8.2/10
5,089
19 user

Mimino (1977)

Local Georgian pilot Mimino dreams of flying airplanes for major international airlines. To realize his aspirations, he goes to Moscow where he encounters a fellow comrade from the Caucasus, the Armenian Rubik. Many misadventures ensue.

Director:

Georgiy Daneliya
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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)
Boryslav Brondukov ... Man Weighing Himself before the Flight (as B.Brondukov)
Zeinab Botsvadze ... Yekaterina Mizandari (as Z. Butsvadze)
Learn more

More Like This 

Afonya (1975)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A carefree plumber spends his days drinking and chasing women, but the emptiness of his life starts catching up to him.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Evgeniya Simonova, Evgeniy Leonov
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

School teacher is cheating on his wife and lies about it.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Natalya Gundareva, Marina Neyolova
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev
Ne goryuy! (1968)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young happy-go-lucky village doctor lives a leisurely life as comic events unfold around him.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Sergo Zakariadze, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Sofiko Chiaureli
Certificate: TV-13 Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

It so happens that peaceful kindergarten teacher is incredibly similar to the terrible villain who stole the helmet of Alexander the Great. And villain's accomplices are unexpectedly similar to children - they also need love and care.

Director: Aleksandr Sery
Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A very good cop tries to catch a very insidious and extremely clever serial car thief. The bitter irony is that the thief is not very clever, absolutely not insidious, and moreover - a virtuous person and his friend.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The life of entire statistical bureau becomes crazy when an ordinary worker, a shy man, falls in love with a boss, a strict woman.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Young Siberian writer Volodya meets Kolya in the Moscow metro in his visit to a famous author. Volodya and Kolya's friend Sasha adventure their love interests in their own way, while Kolya sets out to help them.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksei Loktev, Galina Polskikh
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Injured on the job Vasily Kuzyakin gets a ticket to the resort. There he meets femme fatale Raisa Zakharovna, and once under the charm, moves to live with her. Unfortunately, a new life is not all that sweet as dreamed hapless Vasily.

Director: Vladimir Menshov
Stars: Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Nina Doroshina, Lyudmila Gurchenko
Certificate: TV-13 Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A young student Shurik comes to a remote mountainous region in search of ancient legends and traditions. Fooled by the corrupt local governor, he helps him to kidnap a beautiful young girl, but soon realizes what he's done.

Director: Leonid Gaidai
Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov
The Garage (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Meeting of the garage cooperative must exclude four own members because of a new highway's building. After the meeting it becomes clear that the exit door is closed by one of the members, who requires an equitable solution.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Iya Savvina, Svetlana Nemolyaeva
Pasport (1990)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A case of mistaken identity, by a switched Passport leaves a Georgian man stranded in Israel.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Gérard Darmon, Natalya Gundareva, Oleg Yankovskiy
Edit

Storyline

Pilot Mimino works at small local airlines in Telavi, Georgia, flying helicopters between small villages. He dreams of piloting large planes for major international airlines, so he goes to Moscow for refresher courses. There in a hotel he meets truck driver Rubik from Dilijan, Armenia who is given a place in that hotel by mistake. Together they have many adventures in Moscow. However, both are homesick and long for their family, friends, and hometowns in the Caucasus. Written by Sergey Ukladov <yook@glasnet.ru>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

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!
See more »

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

Chito-gvrito
(uncredited)
Music by Giya Kancheli
Lyrics by Petre Gruzinski
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Played in the second part of the opening credits and the tune is used later throughout the film
See more »

User Reviews

 
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!!!


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian | Russian | Armenian | English

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:

Georgian-Film, Mosfilm See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed