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Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
"Crna macka, beli macor" (original title)

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Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river 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 ... See full summary »

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Dadan Karambolo (as Srdan Todorovic)
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Ida
Florijan Ajdini ...
Ljubica Adzovic ...
Sujka
Zabit Memedov ...
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Stojan Sotirov ...
Bulgarian Customs Officer
Predrag Lakovic ...
Priest (as Predrag-Pepi Lakovic)
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Priest (as Predrag-Miki Manojlovic)
Salija Ibraimova ...
Zdena Hurtocakova ...
Black Obelisk
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Grga Mali
Irfan Jagli ...
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Storyline

Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river 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. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Rated R for strong language, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 June 1998 (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

Black Cat, White Cat  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,359 (USA) (10 September 1999)

Gross:

$348,660 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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In the scene where mob boss Dadan (played by Srdjan Todorovic) talks about his father spinning in his grave, the picture on the wall is of his real life father Bora Todorovic, who played a mob boss in Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies (1988). See more »

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When Zare escapes from Dadan on the ladder, Dadan catches him by the right ear. In the next shot he is holding Zare's left ear. See more »

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Matko Destanov: The Bulgarians always say: "Brother, if you can't solve a problem with money... solve it with a lot of money."
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In the opening credits, the name of the movie isn't spelled out; a picture of a black cat and a white cat is shown instead. See more »

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finally a good comedy
20 July 2000 | by (Maribor, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

First warning. This movies *does not* reveal "some deep mystery of life", like you might expect from Kusturica. It's pure (and beautifully filmed) comedy that delivers what most other comedies promise.

Second warning. This move does make "politically uncorrect" jokes, however it does not do it for the sake of attracting an audience that's proud of "understanding" and tolerating such jokes. Comparison with "There's Something About Mary" comes to my mind - with one huge difference: "Crna macka, beli macor" works! Anyway, this is not the major point of this movie.

Third warning. Most of humor in this movie is situation comedy type. If you liked Oliver Hardy swallowing nails you will laugh to a fat lady pulling them out of wood with her buttock and vice versa. Two friends I saw this movie with were not amused at all!

Besides the comedy part, it is a typical Kusturica movie. Geese running everywhere, special air-condition face cooling system type inventions etcetera. Everything you love. Plus one sparkling and one plain funny and sweet love story.


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