Black Cat, White CatJune 1, 1998
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan…
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 8.0/10 (21,745 voted)
Critic's Score: 73/100
Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan Todorovic, Branka Katic
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the 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.
Writers: Emir Kusturica, Gordan Mihic
(as Srdan Todorovic)
Bulgarian Customs Officer
(as Predrag-Pepi Lakovic)
(as Predrag-Miki Manojlovic)
Release Date: 1 June 1998
Opening Weekend: $15,359
(12 September 1999)
(12 December 1999)
Did You Know?
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.
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.
I wish I could give this a 1000…BRAVO!!!
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
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
have to go back to Renoir & Rules of the Game to find a film with the
& brilliance of Black Cat White Cat. Bravo, Kusturica.