A resident of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nazif, Mujic, who played in the film by the Bosnian Director Danis of Tanovich “Episode from the life of the collector of iron” (Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza) himself and received in early 2013 for this role prestigious award of the Berlin film festival, was forced to sell the statuette “Silver bear” in order to get money for food for their children, according to local newspaper Klix. As a result, he got for the prize of four thousand euros.

As told Music, famous Serbian Director Emir Kusturica asked him for a statue for a thousand euros more, but did it when the prize was sold. The man explained that he had taken this step because they were in dire financial situation and his children had nothing to eat.

In “Episode in the life of the collector of iron” Danis of Tanovich was told about a Gypsy family fighting against poverty and injustice. The film was based on a real story of a family of Magic, and all the actors played themselves.

Suffering from diabetes mujic Nazif, said that he was forced to leave work due to health problems. In search of a better life, the family tried to find shelter in Germany. However, having lived six months in the refugee center in the suburbs of Berlin, Muzhichi returned home, where they again began the hard struggle for survival.

The head of the family for a long time collected and handed over in points of reception of scrap metal, but money for food he had less and less. Next year, says Nazif, the family again will try to find shelter in Germany. Music believes that the countrymen had betrayed him, when he returned with the award of the Berlin festival, everyone wanted to be photographed with him, but once he needed help, everyone turned away and pretended it didn’t exist.

Danis Tanovic – famous Bosnian film Director, screenwriter, producer and composer. Made in the 2001 film “no man’s land” received an award at the Cannes film festival and the European film Academy for best screenplay, an Oscar for best foreign film, césar award for best debut film award and the audience award at the Rotterdam IFF. As a Director he participated in the collective project of 2002 “September 11/11’09’01 September 11″, which won 42 awards, including “Oscar” award, European film award, the césar award and a Golden globe.

Tanovic also directed the film “Hell” (2005), “Sorting” (2009), “Circus Columbia” (2010). For the painting “an Episode from the life of the collector of iron,” he’s got a Big jury award from the Berlin international film festival.



The actor has sold the Silver bear at the Berlin film festival, to buy food for their children 28.12.2016

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