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Chelovek-Amfibiya (1962)

People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vladimir Korenev ... Ichtyandr Salvator
Anastasiya Vertinskaya ... Gutiere Baltazar
Mikhail Kozakov ... Pedro Zurita
Anatoliy Smiranin Anatoliy Smiranin ... Old Baltazar
Nikolai Simonov ... Prof. Salvator
Vladlen Davydov ... Olsen, the Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A. Antonyan A. Antonyan
Sergey Boyarskiy Sergey Boyarskiy ... Guard
Anatoliy Ivanov
Valeri Kudryashov Valeri Kudryashov
Nikolay Kuzmin ... (as N. Kuzmin)
Mikhail Medvedev Mikhail Medvedev
Yuriy Medvedev ... Street Vendor of Fish
Anna Nikritina Anna Nikritina ... (as A. Nikritina)
A. Orlik A. Orlik
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Storyline

People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed surgery on his son and now young Ichtiandr can live underwater. This gives him certain advantages, but creates a lot of problems. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

3 January 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre anfibio See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Goskino, Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Has plot and character similarities with the Oscar winning film The Shape of Water (2017). See more »

Quotes

Gutiere Baltazar: [laughing] This must be love at first sight!
Ichtyandr Salvator: [simply] Is there any other kind of love?
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Connections

Referenced in The Shape of Water (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ei, moryak
Performed by Nonna Sukhanova
Music by Andrei Petrov
Lyric by Solomon Fogelson
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sides of memories
28 June 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a film like a Rubick cube . because it gives so many faces than remains more than a good adaptation of a novel but a sort of trip in the sensibility of a time. first because it could be a fairy tale. or a politic manifesto. or a lovely love story, remembering the Russian folklore. than, because, after decades, it remains fresh. for the special effects and story and acting. for the cultural references. and, in same measure, for its naive poetry. the clash of two worlds. and the fight for truth and justice. a noble cause. a beautiful girl. and the under water universe. it is enough for a form of magic who remains seductive after more than a half of century.


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