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Mimino (Ruscico) (DVD NTSC)

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Studio(s): Ruscico, MosFilm
DVD Region: ALL

Theatrical release: 1977
DVD release: 2004
Play time: 97 min
Sound format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1
Language(s): Russian, English, French
Subtitles: French, English, Russian
Format: 4:3, Full Screen, Color
Genre(s): Comedy

Friends call Valiko Mizandari "Mimino", which means "falcon" in Georgian. Working as a helicopter pilot in his own village, Mimino delivers mail, fruit, sheep. But his greatest dream is to fly real, big aircraft. Finally his dream comes true. He is invited to work in the big international air company "Aeroflot", and he leaves for Moscow. Mimino meets all kinds of people in the capital, among them a driver working on inter-city freight runs, Khachian, who becomes his friend. In Moscow, Mimino also meets an old-time offender of his sister. Always amicable and open to people, Mimino does not feel at home in the big city. Nevertheless, he becomes a pilot of a supersonic jet liner, flying all over the world. But feeling homesick, he finally comes back to Georgia, to his family and friends.

Awards: Gold Prize at the Moscow IFF, 1977.
Golden Lacheno Prize at the Avellino IFF, 1978.

Director:
Georgij Daneliya

Script:
Viktoriya Tokareva, Georgij Daneliya, Revaz Gabriadze

Camera:
Anatolij Petritskij

Music:
Giya Kancheli

Cast:
Elena Proklova, Evgenij Leonov, Savelij Kramarov, Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Marina Dyuzheva, Archil Gomiashvili, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Ruslan Mikaberidze, Kote Daushvili, Zakro Sakhvadze, Ippolit Khvichiya

Art Director:
Boris Nemechek