Film: Black Cat, White Cat
A Yugoslav romantic comedy with plenty of slapstick violence and colorful characters. Directed by Emir Kusturica, also known for Time of the Gypsies, the film follows the hilarious romantic entanglements of a small community living on the edge of the Danube River.Matko Destanov, a cowardly petty criminal, approaches larger-than-life gangster Grga Pitic for aid in a money-making scheme. Destanov lies to Pitic, telling him that his father, the old gangster's closest friend, is dead. Hilarity ensues when Destanov Sr. emerges from hospital.Meanwhile, Matko's son, Zare, who is as honest as his father is corrupt, is hopelessly in love, but his father makes a deal to marry him off to the sister of Ax-Crazy criminal Dadan when the scheme starts going wrong.As usual, you can find the basics at IMDB.
Provides examples of:
- Anti-Hero: Matko.
- Ax-Crazy: Dadan Karombolo, the film's main antagonist.
- The Big Bad: Dadan
- Cool Old Guy: Grga Pitic and Zarije Destanov.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Grga Pitic, who is so badass that even Dadan fears him.
- Death as Comedy
- Gainax Ending
- Laser-Guided Karma: Matko spends the whole film making dodgy deals with Dadan. in a sad yet satisfying scene towards the end he gambles away everything to the same Dadan that he saw as his benefactor.
- Large Ham
- Leit Motif
- No Indoor Voice
- Oh, Crap: Grga Jr. when he opens up the van.
- Scenery Porn
- Those Two Bad Guys: Dadan's henchmen.
- Up to Eleven: The wedding scene and the scene with the goat.
- Would Hit a Girl: Dadan slaps Ida, has his sister lowered into cold water several times, and will bite anything that moves.