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Man Is Not a Bird (1965)

Covek nije tica (original title)
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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Dusan Makavejev

Writers:

Dusan Makavejev, Rasa Popov (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Milena Dravic ... Rajka
Janez Vrhovec Janez Vrhovec ... Jan Rudinski
Eva Ras Eva Ras ... Barbool's Wife
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... Barbulovic 'Barbool' (as Stole Arandjelovic)
Boris Dvornik Boris Dvornik ... Vozac kamiona
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dusan Antonijevic Dusan Antonijevic ... Zeleznicar
Dusan Bajcetic Dusan Bajcetic
Mirjana Blaskovic Mirjana Blaskovic
Djurdjevka Cakarevic Djurdjevka Cakarevic ... Operska pevacica
Roko Cirkovic Roko Cirkovic ... Rocco hipnotizer
Djordje Djurdjevic Djordje Djurdjevic ... Operski pevac
Mitja Gregorac Mitja Gregorac ... Operski pevac
Dusan Janicijevic Dusan Janicijevic
Ilija Jovanovic Ilija Jovanovic
Ljiljana 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

6 March 1965 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme n'est pas un oiseau See more »

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Production Co:

Avala Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Eastern and Western blocs stuck in a rut
24 September 2014 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

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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