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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker 2012


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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker 2012 12

71 mins Bosnia and Herzegovina Director. Danis Tanovic

Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic recreates a politically explosive true story from Bosnia in innovative style, casting a real-life family to relive their desperate struggle to secure life-saving medical treatment. Scrap-metal worker Nazif returns from work to find his wife Senada seriously ill, but although the hospital confirms her high risk of contracting septicaemia they refuse to offer treatment without medical insurance. What follows is a gripping race-against-time as the family frantically tries to secure the funds to pay for an operation, or find another way to help save Senada by whatever means necessary.

Tanovic’s inspired decision to cast the actual protagonists adds a thought-provoking layer of realism to an impassioned and incisive drama that won the Jury Grand Prix at the Berlin Film Festival 2013.

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Directed by

Danis Tanovic


Senada Alimanovic

Nazif Mujic

Sandra Mujic






12 Strong language, references to wartime atrocities




Bosnia and Herzegovina



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