An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)

Director:Danis Tanović Producer:Amra Bakšić Čamo, Čedomir Kolar, Danijel Hočevar Screenplay by:Danis Tanović  

Cinematography: Erol Zubčević Edited by: Timur Makarević Running time:75 min 

Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia Language:Bosnian, Roma Genre:Drama  Subtitle:English 

Starring: Nazif Mujić as Nazif, Senada Alimanović as Senada, Šemsa Mujić as Šemsa, Sandra Mujić as Sandra





รางวัล:5 wins & 2 nominations.


Berlin International Film Festival 2013

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Danis Tanovic 

For spotlighting people who are often invisible, and portraying their dignity, resilience, and ... More

Silver Berlin Bear
Jury Grand Prix
Danis Tanovic 
Best Actor
Nazif Mujic 
Golden Berlin Bear
Danis Tanovic 

Göteborg Film Festival 2014

Telia Award
Danis Tanovic 

Istanbul International Film Festival 2013

Special Prize of the Jury
Human Rights in Cinema
Danis Tanovic 

Jerusalem Film Festival 2013

In Spirit for Freedom Award
Best Feature
Danis Tanovic 

Jury statement: The movie mixes and blends in a virtuosic fashion the documentary and fiction, ... More


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.

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (Bosnian: Epizoda u životu berača željeza) is 2013 Bosnian drama film directed by Danis Tanović. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festiva
l where it won the Jury Grand Prix and Nazif Mujić won the Silver Bear for Best Actor. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film has been selected as the Bosnian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards,[6] making the January shortlist.