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The Ninth Circle (1960)

Deveti krug (original title)
In order to save Jewish girl from the Nazis and their colaborators, Croatian family arranges her to be wed to their young son. Young man is displeased with sudden end to his careless youth ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Dusica Zegarac ...
Ruth Alkalaj
Boris Dvornik ...
Ivo Vojnovic
Branko Tatic ...
Ivin otac
Ervina Dragman ...
Ivina majka
Dragan Milivojevic ...
Zvonko
Vera Misita ...
Tetka
Beba Loncar ...
Magda (as Desanka Loncar)
Mihajlo Kostic-Pljaka ...
Mladen
Bozidar Drnic ...
Rhutin otac (as Bozo Drnic)
Djurdja Segedin ...
Rhutina majka (as Djurdjica Devic)
Nedim Omerbegovic ...
Svecenik
Vladimir Krstulovic ...
Ustaski casnik (as Vllado Krstulovic)
Emil Glad ...
Ustasa na balkonu faksa
Dragutin Krelijus ...
Bivsi casnik zarobljen u raciji
Viktor Leljak ...
Ustasa sa zapregom
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In order to save Jewish girl from the Nazis and their colaborators, Croatian family arranges her to be wed to their young son. Young man is displeased with sudden end to his careless youth and he doesn't seem to like the girl or the whole idea. However, when she gets caught in a street raid, it is too late - he must face the fact that he loves her. Young man starts looking for her, even if it means hat he would go to the very center of concentration camp - the Ninth Circle. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbb.fido.hr>

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The exterior of the building where the Vojnovic' family lives is that of 30 Radiceva Street in Zagreb. Their apartment's balcony is overlooking the building's inner courtyard. See more »

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The snow covering the courtyard is apparently not real snow. It is so dry and powdery, that Ruth does not seem to leave any steps in it. Also, when Ruth grabs it to make a snowball, it disintegrates instantly, although in the next shot, we see Ivo catching it. See more »

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Deeply moving holocaust drama and love story
23 March 2014 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

The Ninth Circle (Deveti krug) is a 1960 Yugoslavian film directed by Slovenian director France Stiglic, produced by Jadran film, Zagreb.

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival. And it won Golden Arena at Pula Film Festival in 1960.

In 1999, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be one of the best Croatian films ever made.

It is a deeply moving holocaust drama and love story, set in Zagreb, Croatia, during pro-Nazi Ustashe regime.

The movie was sold and distributed in many countries all over the world. It had its American premiere at the Carnegie Hall Cinema on September 14, 1961.


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