Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

7.0

Movie

Austria, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bulgarian, Romani, Serbian
Comedy, Crime, Romance
1998
EMIR KUSTURICA
Bajram Severdžan, Bajram Severdzan, Branka Katić
127 min

What it's about

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.

The take

A crazy, high-speed movie about double-dealing crooks and thieves living along the Danube River in Serbia. Such a description probably makes this movie sound dark and menacing, trust me it is anything but. It is filled to the brim with delightful music, slapstick humor, bizarre contraptions, shotgun weddings -- with a sweet romantic caper at its center. If winter weather is getting you down, consider watching this film as a fun & sunny antidote.

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