An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker Review

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A scrap metal collector making ends meet in the Bosnian countryside, Nazif (Mujic) is faced with a crisis when his pregnant wife Senada (Alimanovic) is diagnosed with septicaemia. Requiring an unimaginable $675 to pay for the treatment needed to save her life, he's left with an unpalatable choice...


Shot in visceral docu-dramatic style, with the cast reliving their own harrowing experiences, this unflinching indictment of the neglect of Bosnia-Herzogovina’s poor centres on a scrap dealer scrabbling for the cash to pay for his wife’s life-saving operation.

Not a laugh riot by any means but there's plenty of tenderness and heart in this vignette of rural life.