The Amphibian Man (Chelovek-Amfibiya)
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The Amphibian Man (Chelovek-Amfibiya)
This immensely popular science fiction film is taken from the novel by Russian author Alexander Belyayev. A scientist has turned his son into an amphibious creature. Ikhtiandr Vladimir Korenev frightens the superstitious pearl divers of the mythical Latin country as he lurks in his underwater world. Ikhtiadr falls in love with the beautiful fisherman's daughter Guttiere Marianna Vertinskaya after he saves her from a shark attack. When she marries a despicable diver, Ikhtiandr leaves his liquid life behind to walk on land. His time on land is limited and he must eventually return to the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A simmering borscht of a Soviet scientific romance . . . Most intriguing are the film's choppy political undercurrents."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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