|Black Cat, White Tomcat
Director: Emir Kusturica
Plot is set to the banks of Danube where Matko (small Black Marketeer)
lives. One day he comes up with an idea to smuggle gasoline shipping
train traveling between Belgrade and Turkey and make big money. But
for this endeavour he needs sponsor, so he goes with his son Zare
to Grga Pitic, Gipsy 'Godfather' and old family friend. Grga accepts
proposal to finance project, but it turns out that Matko is not up
to the task, because he's forestalled by Dadan - young gangster, cocain
and techno music addict. Being načve Matko becomes his debtor and
i suggests that Zare, his son, marry Dadan's miniature sister Bubamara(ladybug).
However, Zare loves another one, blonde Gipsy girl Ida.
Here comes the wedding day. Everyone is happy except Ida and Zare.
While guests celebrate and Dadan dances, clever bride Bubamara takes
a moment of carelessness and fleds her own wedding. On the run she
mets the Big Grga (Grga Veliki) and they fall in love with each other.
Zare, finally free, embarks with Ida in boat and sails down the
Additional information: This is the story about friendship, love and growing mature on the ruins
of one society and system of values that disappears. Film was premiered
at Venice film festival where Emir Kusturica have got Silver
Lion award for the best Director.
Pandora film, Frankfurt,
Ciby 2000, Pariz
Writer: Gordan Mihic,
Music: Nele Karajlic,
Cinematographer: Thierry Arbogast
Production design: Milenko Jeremic
Costume design: Nebojsa Lipanovic
Country of origin: Srbija
Film editing: Svetolik Zajc
Duration: 136 minutes