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Man Is Not a Bird (1965) More at IMDbPro »Covek nije tica (original title)


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Director:
Writers:
Dusan Makavejev (writer)
Rasa Popov (co-writer)
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Release Date:
6 March 1965 (Yugoslavia) See more »
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Plot:
A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Dusan Makavejev 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dusan Makavejev  writer
Rasa Popov  co-writer

Original Music by
Petar Bergamo 
 
Cinematography by
Aleksandar Petkovic 
 
Film Editing by
Ljubica Nesic 
Ivanka Vukasovic 
 
Production Design by
Dragoljub Ivkov 
 
Art Direction by
Milenko Jeremic  (as Miodrag Jeremic)
 
Makeup Department
Branko Catovic .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Caslav Damjanovic .... unit production manager
Svetolik Maricic .... unit production manager
Dusan Perkovic .... production manager
Dragoljub Tesmanovic .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marko Babac .... consulting director
Branislav Obradovic .... second assistant director (as Brana Obradovic)
Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac .... first assistant director (as Kokan Rakonjac)
 
Art Department
M. Cekic .... property master (as Bata Cekic)
 
Sound Department
Dragan Grozdanovic .... boom operator
Sinisa Jovanovic .... boom operator (as Sinisa Jovanovic-Singer)
Miodrag Petrovic-Sarlo .... sound editor
Zivko Pivnicki .... sound mixer (as Bata Pivnicki)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bora Brankovic .... lighting technician
Zivorad Fijatovic .... assistant camera
Branko Perak .... first assistant camera
Vitomir Velickovic .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olga Rovnan .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Mladen Jagust .... conductor
 
Other crew
Ljubica Petrovic .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Covek nije tica" - Yugoslavia (original title)
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Runtime:
81 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, 20 June 2010
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

The debut feature film of Yugoslavian director Dusan Makavejev, best known for his films WR: Mysteries of the Organism and Sweet Movie. These are the three films of his I've so far seen (and, along with Man Is Not a Bird, I also own two more in a recently released Eclipse box set). He's very clearly a unique director. Man Is Not a Bird is kind of a mixture of avant garde, semi-documentary film-making mixed with wry comedy, social realism of the sort you often see from countries behind the Iron Curtain and French New Wave stylistic touches. It's a real mishmash, but it works pretty well. If the stories of the film had been a tad more interesting, I could see this film having a greater impact. As it is, it follows a couple of stories in the mining town of Bor, one involving a middle-aged man who has arrived in the town to work as an engineer. He begins an affair with a much younger hairdresser (Milena Dravic, who is also featured in WR). The other major plot line involves a worker at the smelting plant who treats his homely wife cruelly. Much like Sweet Movie, which is by far my favorite Makavejev film so far, the true value of the film is in its gorgeous imagery, here in black and white. Makavejev especially finds wonderful ways of shooting Milena Dravic, with whose form he seems obsessed at times. I would say this doesn't feel like a fully-formed film, but it's definitely of interest.

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