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Dusan Makavejev (writer)
Rasa Popov (co-writer)
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Release Date:
6 March 1965 (Yugoslavia) See more »
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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Number 55 wins at revamped Pula
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Revamped Pula gives top award to Number 55
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  (in credits order)

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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81 min
Aspect Ratio:
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Man is not a Bird: Yugoslav Filmmaking at its Best, 25 August 2000
Author: Adam Bernstein (zensixties) from Hawaii

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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