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Train Driver’s Diary

Directed by Matthieu Boivineau

Narrative Feature
Serbia/Montenegro | 85 min | 2017

The film tells the story of a train driver Ilija who accidentally runs over many people during his employment. His beautiful girlfriend also dies on the railroad.

One day on the railway he sees a young boy who wishes to commit suicide and Ilja saves him. Thus Sima becomes his adopted son. At first Ilija is against his wish to also become a train driver because of his own bad experiences but then Ilija changes his mind when he sees that Sima is determined.

However later the young man becomes depressed because he does not run over anyone and is in a constant state of dread. Ilija is ready to sacrifice his own life to heal Sima’s melancholy. Luckily, Sima runs over another man – Ljuba the Maniac instead of Ilija. The film ends with Ilija sitting in a train where his adopted son is the driver.

Milos Radovic - DirectorMilos Radovic

Milos Radovic is a Serbian scriptwriter and director. He has received around 60 international awards for his work (including the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival for a short feature film). He has written and directed three feature films, four TV series and five plays (one of them was staged OFF Broadway ).

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Film Information

Director: Milos Radovic
Country: Serbia/Montenegro
Year: 2016
Language: Serbian (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 85 min
Rated: PG 13


Producers: Zillion Film
Writers: Milos Radovic
Cinematographer/DP: Dusan Joksimovic
Editor: Djordje Markovic
Production Designer: Aljosa Spajic

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
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