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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Epizoda U Zivotu Beraca Zeljeza (Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Slovenia)

Directed by:
Danis Tanovic
Cast:
Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, Semsa Mujic, Sandra Mujic
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Category:
Synopsis:

A Roma family living far away 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 clinic 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...

Awards
Jury Grand Prix, Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actor (Nazif Mujic), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention) - Berlin 2013

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