Man is Not a Bird (Covek nije tica)
Man is Not a Bird (Covek nije tica) (1965)

The Yugoslav Man is Not a Bird stars Milena Dravic as a Serbian heavy-machinery specialist. A lifelong bachelor, Dravic suddenly falls for Eva Ras, several years his junior. Though a flawlessly expert engineer, Dravic is hopelessly inept… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1965
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Makavejev's first feature is a delightful, typically eccentric concoction.

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Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide

A stylish film with some real bite.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

It was made in 1966, and it is by far the most original, intelligent, witty and important film I've seen so far this year.

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Christopher Null

The film's poetry is subtle and telling.


There are better attempts at mixing politics and social commentary, but this is a lot of fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Man Is Not a Bird" is set in a mining town in Yugoslavia, where apparently the temporary populace has been hypnotized into moving to by the Party.… More