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Black Cat, White Cat
8.5
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5,508 Ratings

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT

Crna mačka, beli mačor

Directed by Emir Kusturica
Yugoslavia, France, 1998
Comedy, Romance, Crime

Synopsis

Small-time grifter Matko finds himself deeply in debt to local gangster Dadan. They strike a deal: Matko offers up his own son to marry Dadan’s sister Ladybird. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Ladybird is waiting for the man of her dreams.

Synopsis

Small-time grifter Matko finds himself deeply in debt to local gangster Dadan. They strike a deal: Matko offers up his own son to marry Dadan’s sister Ladybird. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Ladybird is waiting for the man of her dreams.

Our take

Bosnian-born filmmaker Emir Kusturica followed up his Palme d’Or-winning Underground with this anarchically colorful romp. A tale of feuding families and gangster rascals set amid the Roma communities of the Danube, Black Cat, White Cat is a high-spirited dose of Felliniesque comic maximalism.