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Akvanavty (1979)

A giant manta ray starts sending messages in an attempt to communicates with the deep ocean lab aquanauts acquiring, it seams, the mind of a late human.


Igor Voznesensky


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Credited cast:
German Poloskov ... Igor Sobolev
Aleksandr Yakovlev ... Sven Boll
Iren Azer ... Lotta Kerom
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky ... Professor Kerom (as V. Dvorzhetsky)
Paul Butkevich ... Dugovsky
Arnis Licitis ... Dumont
Yelena Valayeva ... Natasha
Nikolai Kryukov ... Commander
Yuriy Sarantsev ... Selivanov
Artyom Karapetyan ... Artem Adzhimoglian
Vladimir Nikitin ... Andrei
Alvidas Sulcis Alvidas Sulcis ... Janek
Regina Razuma ... Ellen Kent
Gennadi Petrov Gennadi Petrov ... Vasilyev
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Igor Voznesensky Igor Voznesensky ... Sergei


In the future when a plane carrying memories and personality matrix of the professor's late daughter plunges into the ocean, a strange occurrences start to happen at the deep ocean lab: a giant manta ray starts sending messages in an attempt to communicates with the deep ocean lab aquanauts. The scientists are determined to resolve the mystery if the mind of professor's daughter was projected onto the mind of the manta ray. Written by vvp_14

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22 May 1981 (East Germany) See more »

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Akwanauci See more »

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Good sci-fi
13 November 2007 | by rustemSee all my reviews

Aquanauts is a Soviet Sci-Fi film. I remember seeing it when I was about 13 or so. It didn't have many special effects but it was very interesting and intriguing.

The plot (as far as I remember) goes like this: in the near future there is technology that allows people (aquanauts) to stay very deep underwater without the aqualungs or any other device. While doing their work on the deep underwater station those aquanauts discover strange mystery: it seems as if one of the aquanaut's girlfriend who recently died in a car crash had turned into a big manta fish. That manta writes words on the station's port-holes and tries to draw attention many other ways. So, aquanauts try to solve that mystery.

The movie uses classic approach of the Sci-Fi: use science fiction (by the way, in Russian sci-fi sounds like English word "fantastic") to show/explore our today's realities. Aquanauts deals mostly with human relationships though. There is no communist ideology or global philosophical thoughts there. It has some romance and drama, and some thoughts about humanity and our place in the nature. Overall, pretty good movie, all I can say.

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