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Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

Crna macka, beli macor (original title)
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A small time hustler gets more than he bargained for when he tries to repay his debts by marrying his son to a sister of a troublesome gangster.

Director:

Emir Kusturica

Writer:

Gordan Mihic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bajram Severdzan ... Matko Destanov
Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic ... Dadan Karambolo (as Srdan Todorovic)
Branka Katic ... Ida
Florijan Ajdini ... Zare Destanov
Ljubica Adzovic ... Sujka
Zabit Memedov ... Zarije Destanov
Sabri Sulejmani Sabri Sulejmani ... Grga Pitic
Jasar Destani Jasar Destani ... Grga Veliki
Stojan Sotirov Stojan Sotirov ... Customs Officer
Predrag Lakovic ... Priest (as Predrag-Pepi Lakovic)
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Priest (as Predrag-Miki Manojlovic)
Salija Ibraimova ... Ladybird
Zdena Hurtocakova Zdena Hurtocakova ... Black Obelisk
Adnan Bekir Adnan Bekir ... Grga Mali
Irfan Jagli Irfan Jagli ... Bodyguard
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Language:

Romany | Serbian | Bulgarian

Release Date:

1 June 1998 (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Cat, White Cat See more »

Filming Locations:

Danube River, Serbia

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$351,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,447
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where mob boss Dadan (played by Srdjan 'Zika' 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 »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

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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Soundtracks

An der schönen blauen Donau
by Johann Strauss
Performed by the Belgrade Symphonic Orchestra
(Beogradski Simfonijski Orkestar)
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I wish I could give this a 1000
17 September 1999 | by inframanSee all my reviews

This movie, like Underground, is so brilliant, so inventive, so full of ideas & images & imagination & feeling & humanity & humor that beside it American/Hollywood movies are like Campbell's chicken noodle soup, with too much water, all of them, no exception. Kusturica has to be the greatest living film director & the greatest director in at least 50 years. One would have to go back to Renoir & Rules of the Game to find a film with the energy & brilliance of Black Cat White Cat. Bravo, Kusturica. BRAVO!!!


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