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Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

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“Crna macka, beli macor”

Comedy, Crime

Black Cat, White Cat is romantic black comedy film directed by Emir Kusturica. It won the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the Venice Film Festival. The literal translation of the title is actually “Black (female) cat, white tomcat”. The movie characters speak in Romani, Serbian, and Bulgarian – frequently switching among them.

When gypsy grifter Matko (Bajram Severdzan) is abruptly swindled by his own partner, he is unable to pay the large debt he suddenly owes. As an alternative form of payment, Matko forces his adolescent son Zare (Florijan Ajdini) into an arranged marriage with his partner’s midget sister, Afrodita (Salija Ibraimova). However, both Zare and Afrodita find the marriage objectionable, and their attempts to escape the situation lead to a series of unpredictable comic escapades.

Director: Emir Kusturica

Writer: Gordan Mihic

Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini, Zabit Memedov, Jasar Destani, Ljubica Adzovic

►Cast:

Bajram SeverdzanMatko Destanov
Srdjan ‘Zika’ TodorovicDadan Karambolo
Branka KaticIda
Florijan AjdiniZare Destanov
Ljubica AdzovicSujka
Zabit MemedovZarije Destanov
Sabri SulejmaniGrga Pitic
Jasar DestaniGrga Veliki
Stojan SotirovCustoms Officer
Predrag LakovicPriest
Predrag ‘Miki’ ManojlovicPriest
Salija IbraimovaLadybird
Zdena HurtocakovaBlack Obelisk
Adnan BekirGrga Mali
Irfan JagliBodyguard
Asim DzemailiBodyguard
Seco CerimiBodyguard
Safre DernajBodyguard
Nebojta KrstagicBodyguard
Jelena JovicicDadan’s Girl
Vesna RistanovicDadan’s Girl
Natalija BibicDadan’s Girl
Desanka KosticIda’s Friend
Minaza AlijevicDadai’s Sister
Javorka AsanovicDadai’s Sister
Nena KosticDadai’s Sister
Rifat SulejmaniDisco Dancer
Zeljko StefanovicViolin Player
Dejan SparavaloViolin Player
Braca TeofiloviciDuet
Sonja DamjanovicDevojka
Vesna Pocuca-Sana
Aleksandra PorDadan’s Girl

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