Archive Cinema City 2010.

The Blacks


Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Year: 2009.
Duration: 78 min.

Director: Goran Dević, Zvonimir Jurić
Scenario: Goran Dević, Zvonimir Jurić

Cast: Ivo Gregurević, Krešimir Mikić, Franjo Dijak, Rakan Rushaidat, Nikša Butijer, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Stjepan Pete, Saša Anočić

Programme selection: Tribute: New Croatian Cinema


Looking for the enemy, they found it where nobody expected - in themselves.

War. A city under the siege. The truce has been recently signed, and the squad known as the «Blacks», who used to do the dirty jobs, needs to be disbanded. Ivo, the squad commander who has lost three of his soldiers, prepares the action to retrieve their dead bodies from the forest and, despite the ceasefire, blow up the dam, thus causing a great damage to the enemy: The survived members of the squad, tortured by their personal doubts and guilt, move into action. On the battlefield, they find the enemy they are searching for is in the place they least expect – inside themselves.




Zvonimir Jurić was born 1971. in Osijek, Croatia. He graduated film and TV directing 1999. at The Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. Since then, he directed several documentaries and one feature film based on his own script. He also directed some television series and one part of omnibus feature. He works and lives in Zagreb.

Goran Dević was born in Sisak, Croatia, in 1971. He studied law, archaeology and film art at Academy of Dramatic Art at Zagreb University, Croatia. He directed documentaries and several short films.