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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

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 Festival[1][2] where it won the Jury Grand Prix and Nazif Mujić won the Silver Bear for Best Actor.[3] It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[4][5] 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.[7]

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
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Directed byDanis Tanović
Produced byAmra Bakšić Čamo
Čedomir Kolar
Danijel Hočevar
Written byDanis Tanović
StarringNazif Mujić
CinematographyErol Zubčević
Edited byTimur Makarević
Release date
  • 13 February 2013 (2013-02-13) (Berlin)
  • 16 August 2013 (2013-08-16) (Sarajevo FF)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina



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  1. ^ "Berlinale Competition 2013: Another Nine Films Confirmed". berlinale. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Roma couple relives trauma in Berlinale contender". Global Post. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Prizes of the International Jury". berlinale. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker". TIFF. Archived from the original on 18 September 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Tanovićevi 'Berači željeza' bh. kandidat za Oskara". Radio Sarajevo. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  7. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race". Oscars. Retrieved 20 December 2013.

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