Emir Kusturica – Crna macka, beli macor AKA Black Cat, White Cat (1998)



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 Matko’s son, Zare Destanov (Florijan Ajdini), marry Dadan’s small sister, Afrodita (Salija Ibraimova). Continue reading

Emir Kusturica – Bila jednom jedna zemlja AKA Underground [TV series] (1995)



Description: An unpredictable black comedy with an epic scope, Emir Kusturica’s highly acclaimed Underground takes a look at the modern history of Yugoslavia through the often absurd misadventures of two friends stretching over several decades – from the outbreak of World War II in the 1940s to the destruction of this once-great nation in the 1990s. Continue reading