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Train Driver's Diary (2016)

Dnevnik masinovodje (original title)
Statistics show that during their career every railroad engineer working unintentionally kills 15 to 20 people. This is a story about the innocent mass murderers and their lives.


Milos Radovic
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lazar Ristovski ... Ilija
Petar Korac Petar Korac ... Sima
Pavle Eric Pavle Eric ... Mali Sima
Mirjana Karanovic ... Jagoda
Jasna Djuricic Jasna Djuricic ... Sida
Mladen Nelevic Mladen Nelevic ... Dragan Dizel
Nina Jankovic ... Danica
Danica Ristovski Danica Ristovski ... Upravnica
Haris Burina Haris Burina ... Ljuba Manijak
Tihomir Stanic Tihomir Stanic ... Samoubica
Djurdjina Radic Djurdjina Radic ... Sneza
Nenad Ciric Nenad Ciric ... Direktor skole
Natasa Markovic Natasa Markovic ... Mama
Nikola Bulatovic Nikola Bulatovic ... Tata
Bojan Dimitrijevic Bojan Dimitrijevic ... Psiholog


Statistics show that during their career every railroad engineer working unintentionally kills 15 to 20 people. This is a story about the innocent mass murderers and their lives.

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Serbia | Croatia



Release Date:

14 September 2016 (Serbia) See more »

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Train Driver's Diary See more »


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Official submission of Serbia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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Train Driver's Diary
15 August 2017 | by indiecinemamagazineSee all my reviews

Train Driver's Diary (Dnevnik mašinovođe) was produced by Serbian film star Lazar Ristovski and directed by Milos Radovic. Ristovski plays the main part of Ilija in the film. It is a very funny black comedy which is also full of profound thoughts.

The picture is about people who are accidental killers; according to statistics, the average train driver kills approximately 20 people during his lifetime. The subject of the comedy is very original and also the approach to this topic is compelling.

Ristovski created a memorable character of a middle-aged train driver who spends most of his life in a cabin with his small dog. His girlfriend also died on the railroad. One day on the tracks he sees a 10 year old boy, Sima, who wants to commit suicide because he is not loved by anyone. He becomes the adopted son of Ilija.

The acting of Petar Korac as grown up Sima is also worth mentioning, he is not a professional actor and later decided to choose another career, but he was able to create a convincing and charismatic character on the screen.

Director Milos Radovic said that he was inspired by Aki Kaurismäki when making the film. Radovic was able to create his own unique style and was not afraid to make fun of anything – love, death or destiny. It is also a film about growing up, maturing and making important decisions.Train Driver's Diary has a certain quality of fatalism and yet despite all the horrible experiences of the heroes the film is optimistic and full of humanism.

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