Small-time grifter Matko finds himself deeply in debt to local gangster Dadan after his partner swindles him. In order to appease Dadan, Matko offers up his own son for an arranged marriage to Dadan’s sister.
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Some names in cinema, just by pronoucing them, imediatelly create exhilaration in our minds, an agitation, a tone. They evoce a specific way of creating motion in the big screen, of portraying human fauna, of making emotions and narratives something really extraordinary and outrageously interesting, new and worth paying atention, again. Like Fellini, Wes Anderson, Kusturica. Delirious and fun. Kusturica. Kust...
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.
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!
živio balkanski film!
there are a few filmmakers with such an ability to give this much life to their work.
and not to mention to put together so much ugliness, filth and simplicity and create something beautiful.
There aren't better stories at describing the lively freakish characters in the warm human core of the Gypsy family. It is self-indulgent sure, but you quickly get over it as it takes a place in your heart without you even realising it.
Sulle rive del Danubio potreste incontrare diciassettenni intenti a portare coppe di gelato a nuoto, ragazze piccine che camminano sotto un tronco, una coppia di gatti testimoni di nozze, una fisarmonica piena zeppa di soldi e un nonnino con degli occhiali da sole che sono uno schianto.