Review of Black Cat, White Cat (1998)


Seen in 2018.

Romantic comedy. Fine anarchic energy with unusual humanism, including the relatively nuanced characterization of Sujka, a crass, fat, old Roma, a combination of traits virtually always reduced to flat stereotype elsewhere in Europe. The music is interesting: Not just Kusturica’s usual warm gypsy bands but Streets of Fire (1984), ABBA, Johann Strauss and horrific euro club hits to which the coked-up villain hilariously pumps his fists like a five-year-old.

fiction moving picture