While most of Zagreb’s “giants” live only in memory, there are many “anonymous” citizens who we see every day and whose “works” we do not know. They live in the city and with the city and together with their thousand-year-old home are subjects of the documentary “Plavih Devet”.
The film is divided into nine stories that deal with various “situations” in Zagreb time and space. With its content and narrative angle, every story represents a complete whole, and together they form the author’s personal and mosaic image of the city.
By changing the narrative perspective, the theme of each story changes as well. In one episode, the focus is on urban development of the Lower Town, in the second – the city watersheds, railroads or river Sava. In the stories that follow – a person is portrayed, a literary character is presented or a theater play is recounted. Each episode, with its carefully chosen title, clearly represents its own theme.
LENUCI’S HORSESHOE | WATCH IT, A CAR IS COMING | ELEVEN| FLOWER SQUARE | BRIDGES | NEIGHBORHOOD TALK | BLUE COLOR OF DINAMO | ZAGREB BY NIGHT | KEREMPUH
The film has a “main character” which “loosely” connects the stories. He embodies a true chronicler of city life (such as Vjesnik journalist Veselko Tenžera), but also a modern Petrica Kerempuh, folk prophet and cynical commentator of daily events who is just a one of the “anonymous” citizens who love and know their city.