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  1. kowalski's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

  2. AVA's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    Ein anderes Leben in der Neuzeit.Der Film zeigt unverblümt auf.Wirkungsvoller als 1000 Worte.

  3. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

  4. Nikola Enchev's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    I've always found this type of realism to be self-defeating - I have seen this story many times in real life. Why do I need to see it on film?

  5. Ben Dooley's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    A neorealist film in which a poor gypsy family (playing themselves) struggle to find medical treatment for the mother. So much is got from so little with careful crafting of real events into story drama (only occasionally a little exaggerated) and the use of the children for pathos, as in Bicycle Thieves. Non-professional actors exude warmth. And the iron scavenging gives authentic social context - powerful stuff.

  6. janh24's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    An extraordinarily affecting film; Aristotelian in its elevation of the very humdrum.

  7. SiIencio's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    If perhaps not for its artistic value, credit is well deserved for the humanism that transpires through every single frame. This is why cinema is so powerful at its best. It is able to resonate deep inside us either intellectually or spiritually, leaving an indelible footprint. Special mention to the familiar warmth & tenderness on show amid the vast cold indifferent reality. Should not leave anyone unmoved.

  8. DrFirestone's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    Interesting topic. Good, naturalistic performances. Excellent cinematography. However, there's virtually no backgrounds or information about the main characters or their past. It does the job of reminding/telling about the situation in the region. Requires additional research, as the Bosnian/Yugoslavian recent history is rather complex and to someone from outside difficult to understand and form an opinion.

  9. Penelope q's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    Excellent wiev inside the day to day challenges of the Roma people, as well as the cotidianety of life.

  10. raggiodisole's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    Neorealism of the highest order, closer to documentary in feel, a group of people bound together to survive on the very margins of society. A metaphor for Bosnia itself, perhaps?

  11. Nadin's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    I found it chilling how detached the characters were while dealing with such terrible conditions. It's a strong characteristic of the film in general, I find. Gives you an idea of how life can be. More about the film on my blog: http://tinyurl.com/nf3uvxs

  12. MarcusArcus's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

  13. Byron Dean's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    Tanovic has created a very personal movie that shows the Bosnia of today, a movie that stands against political correctness and tells a raw local story that shows contemporary society at it's worst. The two Silver Bears at the Berlinale are well deserved.

  14. Spoiler's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

    Eis um dia qualquer na vida de um cigano bósnio que Danis Tanovic resolveu filmar: Um episodio súbito, um aborto indesejado, uma odisseia trágica. Tudo imbuído de absoluto realismo, mas também de momentos comoventes e emocionantes, enfim de redentora felicidade. Um spin-off dA MORTE DO SR. LAZARESCU, onde se pesa a existência no ferro velho, e se conta ficção e documentário em um particular conto de inverno.

  15. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker