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.[1]

Rhythm of a Crime
Directed byZoran Tadić
Written byPavao Pavličić
StarringIvica Vidović
Fabijan Šovagović
Music byHrvoje Hegedušić
CinematographyGoran Trbuljak
Release date
  • 15 June 1981 (1981-06-15)
Running time
89 min

In 1999, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be one of the best Croatian films ever made.[2]


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.



  1. ^ "Ritam zločina". mojtv.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ ""Tko pjeva, zlo ne misli" najbolji hrvatski film svih vremena!". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 1999-11-28. Retrieved 2013-02-08.

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