Man Is Not a Bird

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Makavejev's first feature is a delightful, typically eccentric concoction, centred very loosely indeed around a story about an engineer who visits a new town to assemble mining machinery. There his devotion to work fouls up his relationship with his beloved, while a fellow worker encounters problems when his wife discovers he has a mistress. A freewheeling kaleidoscope mixing comedy and social comment as it deals with both labour and sexual politics, not to mention many seemingly unrelated topics such as hypnotism and culture (there's a marvellous climactic scene with Beethoven performed in an enormous foundry while the heroine conjures her own ode to joy), it defies description but is extremely entertaining.


Release details

80 mins

Cast and crew

Dusan Makavejev
Dusan Makavejev
Milena Dravic
Janez Vrhovec
Eva Ras
Stojan Arandelovic
Boris Dvornik
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