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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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Cast

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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3 June 2017 | by treywillwestSee all my reviews

As a matter of pure pleasure, a measurement held dear by this auteur, this might compete with the great "WR: Mysteries of the Organism" as my favorite of Machevejev's movies. It's probably not the writer- director's second greatest work, but, with it's movingly alive, yet unflattering depiction of a communist- Yugoslavia mining town, it particularly moved me. The film's critique of Yugoslavian communism: profoundly, but predictably disappointing, yet just barely worthy of affirmation, seemed to me a brilliant description of life itself.

Machevejev may well be the most affirmationally erotic artist in the cinematic canon. Human touch always affirms life, for the better or worse of the subsequently affirmed. Here, all involved turn out okay: they get to continue to enjoy the spectacle that is the socialist circus of life. (For me, Machevejev's affirmation of the existential circus seems much more sincere than that of, say, Fellini.)


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