H-8 is a 1958 Yugoslav film directed by Nikola Tanhofer starring Đurđa Ivezić, Boris Buzančić, and Antun Vrdoljak.

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Directed byNikola Tanhofer
Written byZvonimir Berković
Tomislav Butorac
StarringĐurđa Ivezić
Boris Buzančić
Antun Vrdoljak
Vanja Drach
Marijan Lovrić
CinematographySlavko Zalar
Edited byRadojka Tanhofer
Music byDragutin Savin
Release date
  • July 15, 1958 (1958-07-15)[1]
Running time
105 minutes


During a rainstorm, a reckless car driver causes the collision of a bus and a truck on a two-lane road between Zagreb and Belgrade. The film covers the events on the bus and the truck leading up to the crash, and the lives of the characters who end up in the crash.



The movie is based on a true story, in which the driver that caused a fatal 1957 bus-truck collision was never identified. "H-8" is the beginning of that driver's license plate, the only available information on the culprit's vehicle.[2][3]


In a 1999 poll among 44 Croatian film critics and film historians, H-8 placed second in the list of all-time best Croatian films, behind One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away.[4] In a similar 2020 poll, it placed first.[5]


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  1. ^ "Baza HR kinematografije".
  2. ^ "Tajna limuzine H-8".
  3. ^ "Jutarnji list - Nesreća H-8 još me proganja. Ne sjećam se udara, samo onog poslije: Panika, zapomaganje". 29 November 2020.
  4. ^ ""Tko pjeva, zlo ne misli" najbolji hrvatski film svih vremena!". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 1999-11-28. Archived from the original on 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  5. ^ T.Ba./Hina (24 November 2020). "Inventura hrvatske kinematografije: Kritičari izabrali najbolji domaći igrani, dokumentarni i animirani film". tportal.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Pula Film Festival of Yugoslavian Films (1958)".

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