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Deveti krug (1960)

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 »

Director:

France Stiglic

Writers:

Zora Dirnbach (story), Vladimir Koch (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dusica Zegarac ... Ruth Alkalaj
Boris Dvornik Boris Dvornik ... Ivo Vojnovic
Branko Tatic Branko Tatic ... Ivin otac
Ervina Dragman Ervina Dragman ... Ivina majka
Dragan Milivojevic Dragan Milivojevic ... Zvonko
Vera Misita Vera Misita ... Tetka
Beba Loncar ... Magda (as Desanka Loncar)
Mihajlo Kostic-Pljaka Mihajlo Kostic-Pljaka ... Mladen
Bozidar Drnic Bozidar Drnic ... Rhutin otac (as Bozo Drnic)
Djurdja Segedin Djurdja Segedin ... Rhutina majka (as Djurdjica Devic)
Nedim Omerbegovic Nedim Omerbegovic ... Svecenik
Vladimir Krstulovic Vladimir Krstulovic ... Ustaski casnik (as Vllado Krstulovic)
Emil Glad Emil Glad ... Ustasa na balkonu faksa
Dragutin Krelijus Dragutin Krelijus ... Bivsi casnik zarobljen u raciji
Viktor Leljak Viktor Leljak ... Ustasa sa zapregom
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

21 April 1960 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

A kilencedik kör See more »

Filming Locations:

Dolac, Zagreb, Croatia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jadran Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

When escaping from the Vojnovic house into a dark night, Ruth descends the Male Stube stairs to Kozarska Street, then runs to Ratkajev prolaz, where she's almost caught by the Gestapo car. While Ivo is returning home, in the attempt to find her, we can hear the church bells ring, and behind him we see the church of St. Martin's on Vlaska Street, Zagreb. See more »

Goofs

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 jeremiah59See 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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