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Man Is Not a Bird (1965)
"Covek nije tica" (original title)

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A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert job and young hairdresser in whose house he stayed in and the consequences of that ... See full summary »

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Janez Vrhovec ...
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Stole Arandjelovic ...
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Mirjana Blaskovic
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Rocco hipnotizer
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Dusan Janicijevic
Ilija Jovanovic
Ljiljana Jovanovic
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A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert job and young hairdresser in whose house he stayed in and the consequences of that relationship, especially after young driver gets involved. Written by nixona

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Man is not a Bird: Yugoslav Filmmaking at its Best
25 August 2000 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

One of Makavejev's 1st films, the title, Man is Not a Bird refers to a hypnotist who makes people act like birds. It seems to be a veiled reference to the authorities; one line actually mentions the "authorities", but that's as specific as it was allowed to be at the time.

Shot is black and white in 1965 Covek Nije Tice depicts a man who cheats on his wife, but is still considered a heroic worker for propaganda purposes. Another man, an engineer who comes to town finds himself attracted to the daughter of his landlord.

It's a great film because of the atmosphere it creates of the Yugoslav world, especially significant since the destruction of that world.


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