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Serbia Selects Train Driver's Diary as Oscar Bid Featured

2016-09-13
Train Driver's Diary by Miloš Radović Train Driver's Diary by Miloš Radović

BELGRADE: Serbian/Croatian coproduction Train Driver's Diary by Miloš Radović has been selected as Serbia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The decision was made by the Serbian Academy of Film Arts and Science.

Statistics say that during his professional career every train driver unintentionally kills 15 to 20 people. Ilija is a 60-year-old train driver, close to retiring. He holds the infamous record of 28 kills committed during his career. Ilija’s 19-year-old adopted son Sima follows in his father’s footsteps. He’s terrified, unwilling to become a killer. But days go by and there are no accidents, and Ilija, anxious his son is not going to become a proper driver, takes matters in his own hands.

Miloš Radović wrote the script. The film stars and is produced by Lazar Ristovski through Zillion Film in coproduction with Interfilm, with the support of Film Center Serbia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.