The Blue 9

The Blue 9 (Plavi 9) is a 1950 Croatian football comedy film. The film was directed by Krešo Golik.

The Blue 9
Plavi 9
Directed byKrešo Golik
assistant directors:
Ante Babaja
Vladimir Krstulović
Written byKrešo Golik
Hrvoje Macanović
Geno Senečić
StarringAntun Nalis
Irena Kolesar
CinematographyNikola Tanhofer
Slavko Zalar
Music byBruno Bjelinski
Distributed byJadran Film
Release date
  • 1950 (1950)
Running time
95 minutes

That film is a bizarre mixture of the Soviet-style industrial epic, romantic comedy and football film. It is famous for superbly directed football sequences. After release it quickly became the biggest hit of then-young Yugoslav cinema.

This film is first Croatian movie with sport as the main topic. The Blue 9 is also first Croatian comedy film from sound era.

Movie was filmed on the locations in Croatia (Split, Rijeka and Zagreb) and in Serbia (Belgrade).

External linksEdit

  • The Blue 9 at IMDb
  • (in Croatian) Hrvatski film online Plavi 9
  • (in Croatian) Hrvatski film online Krešo Golik
  • Pavičić, Jurica (December 2005). "Lopta i čekić: kolektiv i individua u Golikovu filmu Plavi 9" [A Ball and a Hammer: The Collective and the Individual In Golik's Film Blue 9] (PDF). Hrvatski Filmski Ljetopis. Croatian Film Association. 11 (44): 111–118. ISSN 1330-7665. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  • Plavi 9