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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 »
Genre:
Plot:
A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Number 55 wins at revamped Pula
 (From ScreenDaily. 27 July 2014, 2:09 AM, PDT)

Revamped Pula gives top award to Number 55
 (From ScreenDaily. 27 July 2014, 2:09 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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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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Aspect Ratio:
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Eastern and Western blocs stuck in a rut, 24 September 2014
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

Dušan Makavejev's directorial debut looks at the lives of some people in a mining town. I interpreted "Čovek nije tica" ("Man Is Not a Bird" in English) as a satire on Yugoslavian society. Yugoslavia was initially part of the Eastern Bloc, but Tito's disagreements with Stalin led to its expulsion from the alliance. Nevertheless, Eastern Bloc-style policies remained in place. The wealth stayed concentrated among the party, while most people worked dangerous jobs. It may have been easier for people in the US and Western Europe to go to Yugoslavia than to the rest of Eastern Europe, but to its citizens it was little different from the Soviet bloc. And the hypnosis scenes? It might evoke abstract hypnosis, or convincing people of something that isn't true: both the Eastern and Western blocs tried to pass themselves off as defenders of freedom, even as both did unethical things. To be certain, the open-pit mine looks like the sort of thing that one would find in West Virginia.

I found it to be a good movie. I now hope to see Makavejev's other movies.

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