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• How to shoot the film "Heavenly Swallows"

September 8th marks 58 years of the Georgian and Russian actress and film tetra Iyo Ninidze, the hallmark of which was the film "Heavenly Swallows". When Andrei Mironov first saw his partner on the set, he said, that the novel it is impossible to spin and play it, too, can not be! What is so not pleased aspiring actress Iya Ninidze star of Soviet cinema and one of the most famous artists of the audience could be seen in this and other roles - later in the review.

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Oia Ninidze was very young and inexperienced actress among that star of that film director Leonid Kvinikhidze gathered on the set of the movie "Heavenly Swallows". When it adopted the role of Denise, she was only 14 years, but this work was not her film debut. She started acting at age 7, and the camera was feeling pretty confident. But that's about the acting profession she did not dream - she graduated from Ballet School and was about to become a ballerina. But the incredible success that came to her after the role of Denise in "Heavenly lasochkah" predestined all her fate.

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Many doubted that the young actress to cope with such a large and complex role. But the candidate for the main male role, no one in doubt - in this film Kvinikhidze, as in his previous work - "Straw Hat" - originally made a bid for Andrei Mironov, with which it is linked not only professional, but also friendly relations . But when the famous actor first met his partner, he said with a smile: "My God, how thin! How am I going to play with her love? Yes, even a novel twist can not be with her! ".

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Mironov immediately began to "correct the situation" - at every opportunity he fed rolls Yew fragile than immediately won the sympathy of her mother, which has found an ally. Later, the actress laughingly recalled: "My mother made friends with Mironov. She bought an electric stove and hospitably prepared for the whole company. But I usually have not wanted, and grabbed the pot, she ran to Andrew for help. He seated me and loudly demanded: "Immediately open your mouth!" And then plaintively whispered: "kefirchik at least have a drink!".

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When Mironov arrived in Leningrad, he told everyone how "wonderful little girl and so talented," he is removed. A Ia outputs it from itself when in the presence of the dancers beauty-mass meeting called it "Uncle Andrew".

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Despite his age, the actress brilliantly coped with the role. However, because of the Georgian accent Ninidze her character had a different voice actress. Role in this film was the fateful for the actress. She admitted: "I have played in many major films. For example, Tengiz Abuladze at the legendary "repentance." But my business card was the role of Denise. Perhaps, because my character was carrying the joy of life, it is - a symbol of our youth. Half of the Soviet Union cut her bangs "at Denise." And then to me even in Kamchatka approached by people reporting that her daughter and granddaughter, named in honor of my character. It's nice, of course. "

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The director gathered on the set such a brilliant cast that he almost did not have to explain to anyone - and artists have been grateful to him for what he allows them to improvise and refine their own images. One of the most striking images was Major Alfred Chateau Zhebyus, played by Alexander Shirvindt. Today, in this role imagine someone else is simply impossible, and in fact initially planned to invite Kvinikhidze Vladimir Vysotsky. But at that time he was busy with several other projects and could not attend the shooting, so that the role given Shirvindt.

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Lieutenant Fernand Shamplatro could play Mikhail Boyarsky, but he chose to shoot the film "eldest son". Therefore, this role was invited famous singer Sergei Zakharov, for whom this work in film was the first and only. Initially, this stellar company he felt quite awkward, but Gurchenko, Mironov and Shirvindt helped him overcome shyness. His only film role played in the film and the director of the Leningrad Music Hall Ilya Rachlin. In fact, he appeared in the form itself - Director of Variety Theater.

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Lyudmila Gurchenko as Andrei Mironov, came into this film after the "Straw Hat". Initially she claimed the role of Denise, but the director thought she was more convincing in the image of a capricious actress Coco.

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The musical comedy was loosely based on the operetta by F. Hervé "Mademoiselle Nitouche". However, many of its tunes have changed beyond recognition, and some have been re-written by the composer Viktor Lebedev.