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Genre  Romance, Sci-Fi
Music director  Andrey Petrov
Language  Russian
7.2/10 IMDb

Initial DVD release  March 16, 2009 (Germany)
Country  Soviet Union
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Director  Vladimir Chebotaryov Gennadi Kazansky
Writer  Alexander Beliaev, Akiba Golburt, Aleksei Kapler, Aleksandr Ksenofontov
Release date  December 19, 1962
Initial release  January 3, 1962 (Soviet Union)
Directors  Vladimir Chebotaryov, Gennadi Kazansky
Cast  Vladimir Korenev (Ichtyandr Salvator), Anastasiya Vertinskaya (Gutiere Baltazar), Mikhail Kozakov (Pedro Zurita), Anatoliy Smiranin (Old Baltazar), Nikolai Simonov (Prof. Salvator), Vladlen Davydov (Olsen)
Similar movies  Dead Mans Letters (1986)

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Amphibian Man (Russian: Человек-амфибия, translit. Chelovek-amfibiya) is a 1962 Soviet science fiction romance film starring Vladimir Korenev and directed by Vladimir Chebotaryov and Gennadi Kazansky.


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It is an almost fable-like story based upon the eponymous novel by Alexander Beliaev. It focuses on a youth named Ichthyander (Russian: Ихтиандр, Ichtiandr) (from Greek: fish+man) who was surgically altered to survive under the sea. Unlike traditional science fiction movies of the time the film focuses much more on the concept of love won and lost. It was given the name of Tarzan des Mers before the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs took exception.

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The film was the leader of Soviet distribution in 1962 (65.5 million viewers). It is little-known in the West, but has become a cult classic.

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Dead Mans Letters (1986). Planeta Bur (1962). The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure (2012). Suddenly Its Magic (2012). Anastasiya Vertinskaya appears in Amphibian Man and Scarlet Sails.

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The story is set in a seaside port in Argentina (but filmed in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR), largely among a community of pearl fishers. The protagonist is the adopted son of a doctor/scientist who was sometime in the past forced to save the boy's life by implanting him with shark gills. Thus he is able to live under water, but must keep his secret from the world. The conflict arises from his falling in love with a pearl-fisher's beautiful daughter. His secret is discovered and the girl's stern father attempts to exploit Ichthyander for his ability. Due to being kept caged under water, his ability to breathe in the open air is affected, and he must now permanently live in the sea (at least for several years). Although set free, the lovers are permanently separated from each other.

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Although ostensibly a lost-love-tragedy like Romeo and Juliet, the film has a significant focus on greed and commercial exploitation (of the pearl-greedy fishermen), possibly under the influence of Socialist Realism.

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The Amphibian Man made its debut on DVD on August 21, 2001 where it was released by Image Entertainment. It was later re-released by VFN on July 9, 2015.

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