Synopsis: A bus and a truck are moving towards each other along a two-way traffic highway on a rainy day. At the very beginning we learn that a reckless driver of another car will cause them to collide while trying to pass the bus; we even learn what seats will spell doom for their occupants. The rest of the movie follows two streams of events on the bus and on the truck, getting us to know and like a wide variety of characters, wondering which ones will end up being casualties and holding breath for our favourites. The epilogue brings some more surprises...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Nikola Tanhofer
  1 win & 1 nomination.
105 min


Yadran Film - Zagreb presents.

N [ha] -8...

The film is based on a real tragedy

that occurred on the road in 1957,

but any coincidence with the people

involved in it - are random.

Scenario Zvonimir Berkovich

and Tomislav Butorach.

Boris Buzanchich, Jurja

Ivezic, Antun Vrdolyak, Vanya Drach,

Mira Nikolic, Mia Oremovich, Antun

Nalys, Stane Sever, and others.

Operator Slavko Zalar.

Composer Dragutin Savin.

Directed by Nikola Tanhofer.

The film is dedicated

to an unknown driver,

which did not stop and

continued his journey

when through his fault,

an accident occurred.

We only know that its registration

number The car started with N [ha] -8...

April 14, 1957

at 18:
15 from Zagreb

went on a trip bus.

Heading for Belgrade, at 18:32

he drove to the freeway.

The bus was traveling at an average

speed of about 70 kilometers per hour.

At that time, a truck was moving

towards him towards Zagreb

with an average speed of about

60 kilometers per hour.

After the accident,

that the truck was ruled by a 36-year-old

driver of the 2nd class Rudolf Knez.

According to the track sheet,

he was carrying sheet metal.

In the technical passport it

was noted that the day before.

The truck was inspected

and was in good order.

According to all documents,

the bus was also serviceable.

In the driver's license

of the bus Josef Barach

is indicated, that he

was born in Varazdin

42 years ago and received the rights of

a driver of the first class in 1947.

He was not brought to trial.

He is married and has three children.

Assistant driver,

49-year-old Janes Pongrats,

received the driver's license

of 1st class in 1940.

He was brought to trial for minor offenses.

He is married and has five children.

The bus had 22 passengers, of

which 6 women and 3 children.

In the cab of the truck driver

also there was a passenger,

the driver's son, Vladimir,

Year of birth 1944.

From his personal file

from the orphanage,

that he finished grade 5, passing the

exam in history on the second attempt.

He had 43 missing classes for a good

reason, and 9 - without good reason.

It is also known that, although

it rained on that day,

the road was not slippery and

the visibility was good.

Approximately 50 kilometers

from Zagreb the bus stopped.

One of the passengers

became ill.

Among the passengers of the bus was

a doctor, he helped the woman.

And after a 3-minute delay,

the bus was on its way again.

Around the same time an

unidentified car left Zagreb.

After a little over an

hour, at 20:
33, through

his fault, there will

be a terrible accident.

It's 19:

At this time the truck stopped

at the station Slavonski Brod.

Driver Knez and his son had

supper, wine was ordered.

But how much the driver drank

Rudolf Knez - is unknown.

After 30 minutes the

driver and his son.

Continued their journey to Zagreb,

taking with them one more passenger.

His identity card states:

Franjo Rosic, occupation is unknown.

At 19:
50 the bus arrived

at Novska station

and did, according to the

schedule, the first stop

on the way to Belgrade,

which lasted 15 minutes.

As usual, the passengers

went into the snack

bar to have a bite and

refresh themselves.

In 20 minutes the bus

was again on the road.

And during the next 5 minutes of the

flight nothing unusual happened.

The main driver was replaced

His assistant, Janes Pongrats,

who and drove the bus on the

next section of the road.

A few minutes after the departure of the

bus one of his passengers left the cafe.

Subsequently, he explained that he

was late, as he was on the phone.

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