1970s Croatian-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 37 movies or TV shows/series

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Train in the Snow(1976)

1h 24min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 9 votes)

One class of school children from a small village make the trip to Zagreb. One of the boys gets sick and the class is forced to go home. During their journey the train gets stuck in a snowstorm.

Directed by Mate Relja - With Slavko Štimac

The Return(1979)

1h 34min | War, Drama
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Despite the ongoing WW2, most of the people were just minding their own business. But everything changes when police arrests the group of youths under suspicion of being resistance sympathizers. Outraged townsfolk organize the siege of police station.

One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away(1970)

1h 35min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Set in pre-World War II Zagreb, the story is seen through the eyes of 6-year-old Perica Šafranek (played by Tomislav Žganec). A dandy from Zagreb, Mr Fulir (played by Relja Bašić), starts flirting with Perica's mother during a family picnic. At first, Perica's father doesn't notice anything, but wants to marry off Perica's aunt, so he invites the man to their residence. After multiple rendezvous, Perica's father becomes aware of Fulir's attempts to seduce his wife.

The Man to Kill(1979)

1h 45min | Fantasy, History, Drama, Horror
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

After the murder of the Russian Emperor Peter III, who was succeeded by Empress Catherine, Satan decides that the balance between good and evil on Earth has been destabilized. In order to set things right, he sends his representative to Earth - the teacher Farfa, who bears an unusual resemblance to Peter III. His mission is to seize power from the old Duke of Montenegro, and then to take back the Russian throne as Peter III. The people of Montenegro accept Farfa as their new leader, and he proclaims himself the new Emperor, Scepan Mali, successfully resisting an invasion by the Turks. Farfa is touched by the Montenegrins' kindness and courage, falls in love with the beautiful Elfa, and fails to follow Satan's plan. Not one to be crossed, Satan sets out to kill him.

Across the Blue Sea(1979)

1h 28min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The film offers several variants of growing up at the Mediterranean coast.

Occupation in 26 Pictures(1978)

1h 56min | Drama, War, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Set in Dubrovnik, this drama chronicles a friendship between three men, that began just before World War II. One of the men is of Italian origin, another is the wealthy heir of a shipping fortune, and the third is the son of a Jewish antique-store owner. Before the war, they are fast friends, enjoying one another's company at carnivals and at a private fencing club. However, when the war comes, the Italians and Germans move in to create the Independent State of Croatia. The Italian friend becomes a fascist and courts and marries the sister of his rich friend. Soon enough, atrocities are being committed, and anyone suspected of Jewish or Serbian parentage or anti-fascist leanings, is killed.

The Rat Savior(1976)

3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

A poor writer discovers that a species of rats has banded together to impersonate humans and supplant them unnoticed, in a manner reminiscent of the transformations in Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, or the covert conspiracy of pod-people in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This film's story is based on a book by the Soviet writer Alexander Grin.

If It Kills Me(1974)

1h 29min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

For being unable to find any decent job, an unconventional young man of working-class background gives up of all sorts of employment, and accompanied by his girlfriend, he tells his story in front of film cameras.

Directed by Rajko Grlić - With Jagoda Kaloper

1st Split Detachment(1972)

1h 22min | War
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A Partisan unit goes into battle with the enemy twice stronger, somehow resists detachment to attack deep into the night, where the fraud are captured combatants from all units and thrown to the terrible torture and eventually murder.

Directed by Vojdrag Berčić

A Performance of Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja(1974)

1h 36min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A corrupt village commissar insists on mounting a production of Hamlet. The clever local teacher, however, casts the son of a man framed for theft as Hamlet, and the commissar as the usurping king, leading to a climax of truly Shakespearean proportions.

To Live on Love(1973)

1h 40min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A story about a couple whose problems start when she takes a job as a teacher in order to financially support his education.

The Way to Paradise(1970)

1h 43min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A man and his conscience are shown on their way to paradise as the only illusion that saves him the present civilization's hell. However, it is the same people and same events that await him there.

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Indian Summer(1970)

1h 37min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Two married couples cruise from town to town along the Adriatic coast. While men are occupied with booze and sea, their wives are more interested in the young "skipper", who seems to be a virgin. Frivolous flirting evolves into drama when one of the wives and the skipper start feeling something that appears to be love.

Crazy Days(1977)

1h 42min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

A group of Dalmatian guest workers from Germany come to their native town on Easter holidays. They usually spend time in a local pub playing cards, drinking and yelling. Jure is the most successful and bragging among them, while Klempo is considered poorest since he didn't built the house or bought a car. Annoyed by poor cards, Klempo places a bet with Jure that he made more money than him. The loser must give everything to winner and then walk around the town naked.

Directed by Nikola Babic - With Zvonko Lepetić


1h 34min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A film about a small-time gangster, a loser who seems is finally on the road of going straight.

Devil's Island(1979)

1h 23min | Action, War
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

After Italian capitulation in WW2, German forces are rushing to take control of the Dalmatian coast, forcing thousands of people to take refuge. One partisan boat, filled with refugees, tries to reach a safe area, but because of a storm it must stop near a small island. While the crew tries to repair it, a German gunboat comes from nearby.

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles(1979)

1h 40min | Drama

A student of architecture from Zagreb believes that the new model of city can meet the need of its citizens. However, his professors, the corrupt business environment and even the parents of his fiancée stand on his way.

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh(1971)

1h 39min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

In an island town, a professor pensioned before his time, together with his wife, takes care of the hundred year old Maddona Makantuna, a dispossessed land owner.

Directed by Ante Babaja - With Sven Lasta

Court Martial(1978)

1h 30min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Just before Italy's capitulation in 1943, an eminent lawyer is being forcefully taken to the fort by Italian authorities along with his fourteen year old son, in order to reconstruct the judicial process for thirty nameless people that never actually took place.

Directed by Branko Ivanda - With Ivica Vidović


1h 57min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Stressful life of a journalist in the former Yugoslavia.


1h 28min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

A story about life adversities of an old emigrant who returns from America to his native village.

Directed by Antun Vrdoljak

Anno Domini 1573(1975)

2h 25min | Drama, History, War
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Europe in second half of 16th century was very rough place to live. Peasants of Slovenia and Croatia had even rougher times because of the constant threat of Turk raids and being taxed to death in order to provide defence against the Turks. But, the worst things were arrogant local feudal lords led by Franjo Tahi who were oppresing the common folk. All that led to the great peasant revolt of 1573. The movie is made for the 400th anniversary of the event.

Hitler from Our Street(1975)

1h 34min | War
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Before and during WW II and the German occupation of Serbia, in a village in Vojvodina, inhabitants are separated based on their nationality. Local Volksdeutschers (ethnic Germans) enlist with the Nazi occupiers. The village bum, Leksi, jumps at the opportunity to put on a uniform and parade around with a gun. Leksi gets into an argument with villagers Marko and Joca, who devise a plan to get rid of him. At the same time, Marko tries to seduce Leksi's wife, Anika.

The Four Seasons(1979)

1h 28min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The film is an omnibus consisting of three stories - "Usvojenje", "Ferije" and "Probni rok". We follow fragments of the lives of young girls from a social institution for children and young adults without parents. In the first story, a wealthy young couple wants to adopt a five-year-old girl, Zeljka. The emotionally undeveloped child has a hard time adapting to her new environment. In Ferije, fifteen-year-old Visnja spends her winter holidays in a gloomy home for young delinquents, where she experiences her first romance. The heroine of the third story is nineteen-year-old Branka who, after her graduation, tries to find a job and become independent from the social institutions she has lived in her entire life.

Directed by Petar Krelja - With Slavko Štimac

Slow Motion(1979)

1h 46min | Drama
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A 40 year old former football star and idol of his generation feels that there's a gap between him and the rest of his peers. In order to cross divides over, he makes 20th anniversary party for his school friends he graduated with, only to find out that things are more complicated than he first thought.

Directed by Vanča Kljaković - With Vlatko Dulić

Afternoon of a Pheasant(1972)

1h 20min | Comedy

A love couple finds their secret place on a desolated river bank, without knowing about the fisherman and trio of pop musicians who found themselves there by accident, and who now use this opportunity for voyeurism.

Pero the Lump's Gang(1970)

3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

A group of village boys found a gang under the leadership of the most intelligent amongst them - Pero the Lump. They decide to renovate an old and abandoned watermill on the outskirts of their village. A discord amongst the villages has caused the mill to remain unused. To make sure it stays closed, the corrupted steam mill owner is ready to bribe customers. Pero's gang does not want to give in under the pressure of corrupt villagers...

You Get It, Man(1973)

1h 34min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Our hero is Glista - a young Zagreb punk whose (sub)urban adventures depict his world and philosophy.

A Shot(1977)

1h 27min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In a village of heterogeneous ethnic composition (populated by Serbs and Croats), the local hunter gets wounded by an accidental shot which stirs up passion among the two communities.

Real Truth(1972)

1h 17min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Božidarka Frajt (playing herself) is an actress who is unsuccessfully looking for a job in Zagreb. The film follows her everyday life: she spends time with her friends and colleagues, shoots a television commercial, goes to a party, remembers her difficult childhood as a war orphan, and contemplates her professional and personal failures. Finally, she visits theatre manager Vjeran Zuppa in his office and asks for a job.

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