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Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza (2013)

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 »

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Danis Tanovic

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Danis Tanovic (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Nazif Mujic ... Nazif
Senada Alimanovic Senada Alimanovic ... Senada
Semsa Mujic Semsa Mujic ... Semsa
Sandra Mujic Sandra Mujic ... Sandra
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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

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Language:

Bosnian | Romany

Release Date:

26 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker See more »

Filming Locations:

Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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€30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Picking Iron and other things
8 August 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It could also have been "An incident in the life of ...". The movie that plays as if it was a documentary (the story does not seem too far stretched) and the people who most likely are not actors in this do a more than proper job. I defy anyone not being touched by the events unfolding in this movie.

Of course some might also say that this shows how far apart we are from each other. Simple things like this would not have broken a sweat in another country, but it is a real tough break for the characters here. Should you start re-thinking what you feel about your life then? It might work for a second, but we mostly fall back to old patterns until we actually are shaken ourselves that is.

So while the story and the idea in general is really good, actors would have actually made a difference. A proper script too. The shooting style fits the no budget/money category this plays in. For a couple things did really annoy me and drew part of my sympathy from the people portrayed in the movie. The situation and the fact, that people have to go through those circumstances is despicable. And it's good that a movie made people aware. But I'm rating the movie, not the impact or the real story behind it


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