MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,325 this week

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
"Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 595 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 56 critic

A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 18 Jan 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker.
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hell (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain
No Man's Land I (2001)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic
Shell Shock (2009)
Drama | Mystery | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Emir Baigazin
Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov
Child's Pose (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Seeing a way to reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges, an affluent Romanian woman sets out on a campaign of emotional and social manipulation to keep... See full summary »

Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab
Circles (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. 12 years later, each of them will have to confront the past, through their own crisis. Will they overcome the guilt, frustration, urge for ... See full summary »

Director: Srdan Golubovic
Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac
Layla Fourie (2013)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.

Director: Pia Marais
Stars: Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi
Just the Wind (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story.

Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Stars: Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Lajos Sárkány
Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Geetanjali, Khalid Abdalla
Budenje (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Danis Tanovic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic
Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Predrag Ejdus, Meto Jovanovski
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Nazif Mujic ...
Nazif
Senada Alimanovic ...
Senada
Semsa Mujic ...
Semsa
Sandra Mujic ...
Sandra
Edit

Storyline

A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, cooks, bakes and cares for their two small daughters. One day, she feels a sharp pain in her abdomen. At the hospital she is told there is something wrong with the baby she is carrying: "They say it's dead." She is at risk of septicaemia and they must operate immediately. But Senada has no medical insurance; since the operation will cost much more than the family can afford the hospital's head refuses to treat her. A race against time together with a mounting sense of hopelessness played by a cast of non-professional actors re-enacting an episode from their own lives. Winner of the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prix and the Silver Bear for best actor at the Berlin Film Festival 2013. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 February 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Epizoda u životu berača željeza  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

€30,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

picture from East
18 August 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

at first sigh, a film about Gypsies life. a case from Balkans. at the second, a kind of documentary. in fact, only a picture. because it is a beautiful puzzle in which the survive of a small community, the fight against the rules of the others, the furnaces from Tuzla and the fear, hope, sadness of Nazif , the links between community members, solution for a serious problem, the hall of hospital, the girls, the dialogs, gestures of Senada are more than scenes but pieces of a message about East reality. Danis Tanovic has the great virtue to maintain the precise measure in each scene. nothing strange. nothing extraordinary. only a honest picture from East. in the skin of humiliation resignation and unusual solution for the viewer out of this small circle.scenes from ordinary existence, so far by usual jaundices


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?