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THE NINTH CIRCLE (Deveti Krug) (1960) * with switchable English subtitles *

France Stiglic Writers: Zora Dirnbach (story), Vladimir Koch (adaptation) | 1 more credit » Stars: Dusica Zegarac, Boris Dvornik, Branko Tatic

Zagreb, 1941: In independent Croatia, Jews are being rounded up in the country's capital and being sent to Ustashi concentration camps. To protect the daughter of a family friend who's been deported in a raid along with his wife, the Vojnovic family takes in Ruth and eventually marries her off to their son Ivo to protect her from arrest. Ivo, for his part, is not at all happy with the arrangement, as he already is in love with Magda and the arranged marriage is putting a crimp on his love life. Not realizing what would be in store for the girl were she to be arrested, Ivo's pretty loose about hiding his marriage of convenience and it's not long before everyone knows to whom he's married. By the time the girl is found by Croatian police in the streets after an air raid and deported to a camp, Ivo has fallen in love with her and only then realizes the danger. Amazingly, he makes it into "The Ninth Circle" of one of these camps, where new arrivals are brutally handled by Ustashi guards.  But will he be too late to prevent her transport to the crematorium?

DVD-R is in Serbo-Croatian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 92 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!


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