Number 55

Number 55 is a 2014 Croatian war film directed by Kristijan Milić, billed as "the first action movie" about the 1991–95 Croatian War of Independence.


Movie takes place during the Independence War in Croatia. The film is based on a true story that happened on the eve in autumn of 1991 in the small Croatian village of Kusonje, near Pakrac. A small group of Croatian soldiers went on a patrol in an improvised armored car that they had made. In Kusonje, they get ambushed by Serb forces and are forced to hide in a nearby abandoned house that bears the house number 55. Their resistance to the rebeling forces, the JNA and Serbian special forces takes almost 24 hours. In parallel, the film follows the efforts of their fellow soldiers to pull them out of the encirclement.