Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat)
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Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat)
Bosnian-born filmmaker Emir Kusturica made this farce, set in a Gypsy settlement along the banks of the Danube, where three generations of characters burst forth in manic and frenetic displays of charm, confusion, and chaos. Garbage dump godfather Grga Pitic (Sabri Sulejman) and cement czar Zarije Destanov (Zabit Memedov), both in their 80s, remain friends even though they haven't seen each other in 25 years. Zarije's son Matko Destanov (Bajram Severdzan) goes to Grga for a loan. Matko is double-crossed by his partner, gypsy gangster Dadan Karambolo (Srdan Todorovic), who demands that… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As with some of Fellini's late works, the energy and inventiveness, not to mention the juicy vulgarity, are so consistent in Black Cat, White Cat that you feel you can slice into the material at almost any point."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Lacking the emotionally charged metaphors that made Underground something more than a virtuoso Saint Vitus dance, Black Cat, White Catis determined to twist every character into an ideogram for vulgar humanity."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"There's a surprising warmth and even a little optimism behind Kusturica's gallows humor."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Based on true events, this deeply involving film is not only a terrific story but it's also very timely in the issues it examines."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"If you can tap into its twisted vibe, it's a lot of fun."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A colorful, frenetic mixture of slapstick and folklore that stands a good chance of delighting arthouse audiences the world over."
‑ David Stratton, Variety
"Bosnian-born writer-director Emir Kusturica makes raucous films so visually dense they overwhelm. But his characters, freakish or treacherous, come up wonderfully human."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's ridiculous and self-indulgent, but Kusturica is so skilful, conjuring up one sweeping, sumptuous set-piece after another, that you can't help but go along for the ride."
‑ , Total Film
"It is as though Four Weddings And A Funeral had been reimagined by Fellini with a cast of crazy Balkan rogues and a background chorus of farmyard animals."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"This latest from writer-director Emir Kusturica eventually grows on one not through its relentless laughs, but by its unexpected sentiment about romance and friendship."
‑ Luisa F. Ribeiro, Boxoffice Magazine
"This is storytelling on the hoof, rambling, self-indulgent, but with enough warmth and humour to overcome its own excesses."
‑ , Time Out
"With all of the horrible things happening in the corner of the world once known as Yugoslavia, it's a pleasant change-of-pace to discover a comedy that transpires there."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's anything but subtle but the magnetism of the cast and sheer exuberance of the storytelling make this fairly irresistible."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"It's a highly enjoyable, fast-paced comedy about warring gypsy families who are after both money and true love (isn't that what all comedies are about?)."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The film's most memorable images all seem to be either irrelevant diversions (like the pig eating a car) or reruns of previous greatest hits."
‑ John Wrathall, Sight and Sound
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