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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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Cast

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Dadan Karambolo (as Srdan Todorovic)
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Ida
Florijan Ajdini ...
Ljubica Adzovic ...
Sujka
Zabit Memedov ...
Sabri Sulejmani ...
Jasar Destani ...
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
Adnan Bekir ...
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)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$348,660 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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One of the best movies ever
24 January 2002 | by (Savannah, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Flawless example of higher quality cinematography schooling, inspiration and resources, Black Cat, White Cat is one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the gypsy communities along the lower Danube aswell as their differences in both nature and character. The Marquez like type of narration illustrated and photographed by the most talented crew and performers, the drama of the perpetual search for true love embodied in a gangster like conflict, spiced with refined humor and raw local language aphorisms brings both life and character to the sequel of the Time Of The Gypsies. Much faster paced, this work of art leaves no time to contemplate but urges the viewer to follow the stream like story line, bringing forward all the aspects of the society of the nomads. Influences from hindu, middle eastern, balkanic and latin cultures are absorbed into the sponge of the gypsy spirituality, one of the last ones to reach fulfillment by just singing and dancing.

Bravo Kusturica, another great work of art and thank all gypsies for all their deeds, right or wrong, still beautiful!


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