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Mimino (1977)

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 »

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Georgiy Daneliya
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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)
Borislav Brondukov ... Man Weighing Himself before the Flight (as B.Brondukov)
Zeinab Botsvadze ... Yekaterina Mizandari (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:

Georgian-Film, Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rubik Khachikyan's character was supposed to be from Leninakan but composer Giya Kancheli wanted another Armenian city, Dilizhan, to be mentioned in the film because he wrote his symphonies there. Georgiy Daneliya objected, saying Dilizhan was a resort while Leninakan was a city of workers. In order to persuade Daneliya to relocate Rubik's residence to Dilizhan, Kancheli even bribed Daneliya with his new jacket. 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

Zhuzhuna tsvima
(uncredited)
Georgian folk song
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Sung by Mimino on the phone
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6 September 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

for Vakhtang Kikabidze performance, one of Soviet cinema legends . for the music. and for the game with national identity details. nostalgic, fresh, warm, it is testimony of a time and proof of a kind of freedom. show of small things, picture of cultural misunderstandings, story of honest man in big city, it is not exactly a comedy but bitter reflection to sense of desire. moral lesson, like many other films of period, it is, today, nostalgic view of self - definition. beautiful images of Georgia, streets of Moscow, silhouette of churches, meetings and troubles, the secondary characters of village, the people of city, the cow in air and the adorable Hachikian in Frunzik Mkrchyan are parts of touching entertainment. In this conditions, Mimino remains a bright face of a period , poetic, childish and really precious.


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