Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Afrodita is waiting for the man of her dreams. —IMDb
Emir Nemanja Kusturica, (born 24 November 1954 in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician of Bosnian origin, with a string of internationally acclaimed features.
He won the Palme d’Or at Cannes twice (for When Father Was Away on Business and Underground ), and he is also a recipient of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. On 8 September 2007, Kusturica became a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, alongside Ana Ivanović, Jelena Janković and Aleksandar Đorđević. Kusturica resides in Drvengrad, a village he had built for his film Life Is a Miracle.
Born to Murat Kusturica (journalist employed at SR Bosnia and Herzegovina Secretariat of Information) and Senka Numankadić (court secretary) young Emir grew up as the only child in a family in a secular Bosnian Muslim family the Sarajevo neighbourhood of Gorica.
After graduating from the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts… read more
The popularity of this movie just shows how many people are amused with such comedic heights like golden teeth of a Gypsy, fridge that falls into river, and Srđan Todorović making stupid facial expressions. Fill it with horrible Balkanoid music with lyrics about ladybugs (!) and you get the pig slops for mediocre masses and wannabe critics.
No, Gypsy lifestyle is very flamboyant and it deserves to be explored in both sad and colourful way. A good films were made by using Gypsy surrounding as ultimate lowlife stage. I'm more concerned with kind of humour shown here - obviously, to most people, when a guy sits in the cake/pie or hits the tree with his head, is funnier than trying to understand the humour from dialogue.
Kusturica inspires me so much. As exuberant and joyous as his other films, but more light hearted. The apocalyptic weight that usually kicks in halfway through doesn't here, and that's not a problem. Black Cat, White Cat is just a jubilant comedy full of color and life and of course a catchy soundtrack! I wish a brass band would follow me around in real life like they do in Kusturica's movies!