An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Epizoda u životu berača željeza

Epizoda ze života sběrače železa

Script: Danis Tanović
Photography: Erol Zubčević
Editing: Timur Makarević
Actors, social actors: Nazif Mujić, Senada Alimanović, Sandra Muji<span>ć</span>, Šemsa Mujić
Color: Colour
Language: Bosnian, Romany

This film, which was awarded at this year’s Berlinale, reconstructs a real story using its authentic Roma protagonists. Nazif’s odyssey for saving his beloved wife after the hospital refuses to perform a lifesaving procedure because he has no money is a strong social drama set on a stage of poverty, while at the same time avoiding stereotypical depictions of the gypsy mentality.

The hopelessness of this alarming look at human indifference is subversively tempered by the depth of the protagonists’ love, in the name of which Nazif spends hours in freezing junkyards searching for “money-giving” scrap iron.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Special Events


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