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Train Driver’s Diary

Directed by Matthieu Boivineau

France | 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 was born on October 21, 1955 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is a writer and director, known for Train Driver’s Diary (2016), Otvorena vrata (1994) and A Small World (2003).

Train Driver's Diary | Milos Radovic

Film Information

Director: Milos Radovic
Country: Serbia
Year: 2016
Language: Serbian (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 85 min


Producers: Zillion Film
Writers: Milos Radovic

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
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