Rhythm of a Crime (1981)

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Rhythm of a Crime (1981)
Ritam zlocina (original title)

A single teacher allows a stranger to share his home with him before it is to be torn down by developers. The stranger has a fascination with statistics, and claims he can predict crimes based on statistical analyses. Intrigued by this talent, the teacher tells a married, female friend that the man seems to have done what he claims. Then the numbers show that there is a slip-up and a murder that was supposed to have occurred, did not. The stranger is adamant that a balance has to be achieved or the whole town will suffer - and he leaves.
Yugoslavia
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Creators
Director Zoran Tadic
Writer Pavao Pavlicic
Information
Release Date1981-06-15
Runtime1h 29mins
GenreCrime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Content Rating
Awards2 wins & 1 nomination.
CompanyCentar Film, RTV Zagreb
CountryYugoslavia
LanguageCroatian
Fabijan Sovagovic
Fabijan Sovagovic
Fabijan
Bozidarka Frajt
Bozidarka Frajt
Zdenka
Dragutin Klobucar
Dragutin Klobucar
Ivica's colleague from school
Zdenka Trach
Zdenka Trach
Ivica's aunt
Toso Jelic
Toso Jelic
Killer at the river
Tomislav Gotovac
Tomislav Gotovac
Violent guest at inn
Djordje Rapajic
Djordje Rapajic
Guest at inn
Srecko Jurdana
Srecko Jurdana
Attacked guest at inn
Hrvoje Turkovic
Hrvoje Turkovic
Guest at home party (uncredited)

Rhythm of a Crime

Rhythm of a Crime (Croatian: Ritam zločina) is a Yugoslav film released in Yugoslavia in 1981, directed by Zoran Tadić, starring Ivica Vidović and Fabijan Šovagović. It is based on "Dobri duh Zagreba", a short story by Pavao Pavličić.

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


Plot

Old houses in Zagreb are destroyed in order to build new, bigger blocks. A teacher who lives in one of these houses allows a stranger to share his home with him. The stranger has a fascination with statistics, and claims he can predict crimes based on statistical analyses. When a predicted murder did not occur, the stranger is adamant that the whole town will suffer unless a balance is achieved - and he leaves.


Cast

  • Ivica Vidović - Ivica
  • Fabijan Šovagović - Fabijan
  • Božidarka Frajt - Zdenka