Statistics show that during their professional career, most train drivers will inadvertently kill 20 to 30 people. Their victims are usually suicidal, careless, drunk, or just absent minded. In Radovic´’s deadpan black comedy, the Todorovic´ clan—train drivers for generations—keeps a respectful running body count, and visit the graves from time to time. Grouchy old Ilija (28 kills!) knows it’s not “if” but “when” his son Sima will run over a suicide, and the lad knows it too. It’s a foreboding that complicates his apprenticeship, and the old man resolves to make it easier on him. This year’s Serbian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Filmography: Falling in the Paradise (2004), A Small World (2003), Balkan Express 2 (1989)