Black Cat, White Cat (1999)

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Director: Emir Kusturica
Cast: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini


Living on the shores of the Danube with his son, a luckless small time crook is double-crossed by the local drug baron and coerced into marrying his son off to the former's old maid midget of a sister. But the son is in love with the barmaid, and the midget sister is waiting for a much taller man... Fortunately the older generation have their watchful eye on things.

The Review

Loud, brash and seething with vitality, Kusturica's sprawling Shakespearean comedy on the Danube has a strong gypsy flavour and healthy disrespect for the law written into its DNA. How you take it will depend very much on your mood at the time.