8.3/10
4,291
19 user
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 »

Director:

Georgiy Daneliya
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

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

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N. is a Plumber who spends his free time, as well as working hours, drinking... See full summary »

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Evgeniya Simonova, Evgeniy Leonov
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 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 8.2/10 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
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 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
Ne goryuy! (1969)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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  

A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless headpiece of Alexander the Great during an archaeological expedition. But after ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sery
Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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
Pasport (1990)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 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
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
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The life of entire statistical bureau becomes crazy when an ordinary worker - a shy male - falls in love with a boss - a strict female.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An ordinary Soviet citizen accidentally intervenes into the huge operation of international criminal group that trades illegally obtained jewelry.

Director: Leonid Gaidai
Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In a deleted scene, two Japanese tourists met Rubik and Mimino in a Rossiya Hotel elevator and one of them said to the other, "Those Russians all look the same." 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

Prosecutor: So, you're telling us that the defendant did not hurt the plaintiff?
Rubik Khachikyan: Of course he didn't. When that guy locked himself up in the bathroom, Valiko could not break the door.
Prosecutor: So he did try to break the door?
Rubik Khachikyan: [Scared that he said something he shouldn't have] Why would he?
Prosecutor: Didn't you just say so yourself?
Rubik Khachikyan: [Becomes very nervous and begins to sweat] Listen, I don't speak Russian that well. When he locked himself up in the bathroom, Valiko knocked on the door and said that he has to go too. You're asking...
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

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

Soundtracks

Zhuzhuna tsvima
(uncredited)
Georgian folk song
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Sung by Mimino on the phone
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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).


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

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed