Mimino (1977)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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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.


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Cast & Crew

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Georgiy Daneliya


Revaz Gabriadze, Viktoriya Tokareva, Georgiy Daneliya


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31 August 2003 | rainfall
| best movie ever
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!!!

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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. Vakhtang Kikabidze recalled later that most of the film was shot without a script and that 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).


Rubik Khachikyan: That's what I think!


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.

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.


Moy pyos
Lyrics by
Evgeniy Evtushenko
First song sung in the restaurant


Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama


Release Date:

27 March 1978


Georgian, Russian, Armenian, English

Country of Origin

Soviet Union

Filming Locations

Novyi Arbat, Moscow, Russia

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