Black Cat, White Cat


2h 9m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Grga Pitic and Zarije are old gypsies, both in their eighties, with a lifetime of schemes behind them. Zarije's son Matko gets Grga to subsidise a heist he has planned. However, the heist goes wrong, and his partner Zare demands that in compensation Matko's son Zare must marry Dadan's sister Afrodit

Film Details

Also Known As
Black Cat, White Cat, Chat noir, chat blanc
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Bayerischer Rundfunk; Filmf÷rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; France 2 Cinéma; Osterreichischer Rundfunk Fernsehen (Orf); Pandora Films; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/OCTOBER FILMS/USA FILMS; Afmd; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Argus Entertainment; Arthaus Filmverleih; Cecchi Gori Pictures; CinTart; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Haskolabio; October Films; Playarte Pictures; Triangelfilm; United International Pictures; Usa Films; Usa Home Entertainment
Location
Slovenia; Belgrade, Serbia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Synopsis

Grga Pitic and Zarije are old gypsies, both in their eighties, with a lifetime of schemes behind them. Zarije's son Matko gets Grga to subsidise a heist he has planned. However, the heist goes wrong, and his partner Zare demands that in compensation Matko's son Zare must marry Dadan's sister Afrodita. Neither wants the marriage through the preparations and plottings, Grga and Zarije are reconnected as their families and friends cope with betrayals, lust, mishaps, parties, death, some rousing gypsy music, pigs, geese--and the pursuit of true love and friendship.

Crew

Filmstiftung Nordrhein-westfalen (nrw)

Funding

Ljubica Adzovic

Song Performer ("Von Cerena Todikano Svato ('Napravi Svadbu Siromasnu')" (Traditional))

Michel Amathieu

Additional Director Of Photography

Michel Amathieu

Additional Photography

Benny Andersson

Song ("Money Money Money")

Zoran Andric

1st Assistant Director

Vojislav Aralica

Keyboards/Guitars; Music

Vojislav Aralica

Sound Mixer

Vojislav Aralica

Music Producer

Thierry Arbogast

Director Of Photography

Saban Bajramovic

Vocals

Karl Baumgartner

Producer

Sasa Borcanski

Double Bass

Maksa Catovic

Executive Producer

Filip Cemerski

3rd Assistant Director

Dragan Ceneric

Foley Editor

Kafane Cojle

Musician (Andolin Orchestra)

Slobodan Dedcic

Casting

Dragan Djordjevic

Associate Producer

Melanie Flemming

Production Coordinator (Germany)

Goran Geto

Digital Programming

Marina Girard

Co-Producer

Raimond Goebel

Executive Producer (Germany)

Francois Grolt

Re-Recording Mixer

Ivan Ivanovic

Music Box ("Dunavcki Vali")

Sandra Ivatovic

Makeup Artist

Zoran Jankovic

Production Manager

Milenko Jeremic

Production Designer

Dragan Jovanovic

Unit Manager

Sinisa Jovanovic

Foley Recordist

Dr. Nelle Karajlic

Keyboard/Vocals; Music; Music ("Ladybird")

Aleksandra Keskinov

Wardrobe

Mirjana Kicovic

Dialogue Editor

Svetorim Pajic Kivi

Camera Operator

Ivan Kljsic

Recording Engineer

Ivan Kljsic

Sound Mixer

Sylvia Koller

Commissioning Editor (Br)

Bozo Koprivica

Consultant

Vojislav Kostic

Song Arranger ("Lubenica (Traditional)" "Jek Ditharin" "Jedne Zore" (Traditional))

Caslav Kovacevic

Unit Manager

Emir Kusturica

Music

Emir Kusturica

Screenwriter

Maja Kusturica

Continuity

Braca Lavaci

Song Performer ("Jek Ditharin" "Jedne Zore" (Traditional))

Braca Levaci

Musician (Andolin Orchestra)

Nebojsa Lipanovic

Costume Designer

Rade Mihajlovic

Art Director

Gordan Mihic

Screenwriter

Vesna Milic

Continuity

Verisa Miloradovic

Other

Dobrica Milosevic

Set Designer

Zoran Milosevic

Other

Mirjana Milovanovic

Wardrobe

Dejan Momcilovic

Drums

Roland Nethe

Other

Ilija Nikolic-svetae

Police Consultant

Svetlana Novak

Production Coordinator

Goran Popovic

Double Bass

Tamara Popovic

Support Vocals

Biljana Prvanovic

Location Manager

Tatjana Radetic

Makeup Artist

Gala Radovic

Production Coordinator

Hubertus Rath

Recording Consultant (Bavaria)

Marko Rodic

Foley Artist

Slobodana Salijevica

Musician (The Tzigane Brass Orchestra)

Gunther Schonbein

Sound Technician (Bavaria)

Bajram Severdzan

Song Performer ("Money Money Money" "Ne Dolari")

Dunja Simic

Other

Milan Sirkovic-sirko

Animal Trainer

Dejan Sparavalo

Music; Violin/Vocals

Dragan Stanojevic

Digital Programming

Max Steiner

Song ("Casablanca")

Jim Steinman

Song ("Nowhere Fast")

Mirjana Stevovic

Makeup Supervisor

Ivana Stivens

2nd Assistant Director

Johann Strauss

Music ("An Der Schonen Blauen Donau")

Ognjen Sucur

Double Bass

Werner Swossil

Commissioning Editor (Orf)

Bruno Tarriere

Re-Recording Mixer

Slobodin Terzic

Consultant

Srdan Todorovic

Song Performer ("Lubenica (Traditional)")

Zivan Todorovic

Set Designer

Vladimir Tomanovic

Foley Artist

D Tucakovic

Song ("Ne Dolari")

M Tucakovic

Song ("Lubenica (Traditional)")

Bj÷rn Ulvaeus

Song ("Money Money Money")

Aleksandra Valotic

Wardrobe

Joachim Von Mengershausen

Commissioning Editor (Wdr)

Fragan Vracar

Set Decorator

R Vuckovic

Song ("Ne Dolari")

Nenad Vukadinovic

Recording Sound Engineer

Birgit Witteman

Production Coordinator (Germany)

Svetolik Mica Zajc

Editor

Svetolik Mica Zajc

Sound Designer

Zoran Zivkov

Double Bass

Petar Zivkovic

Special Effects Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Black Cat, White Cat, Chat noir, chat blanc
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Bayerischer Rundfunk; Filmf÷rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; France 2 Cinéma; Osterreichischer Rundfunk Fernsehen (Orf); Pandora Films; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/OCTOBER FILMS/USA FILMS; Afmd; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Argus Entertainment; Arthaus Filmverleih; Cecchi Gori Pictures; CinTart; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Haskolabio; October Films; Playarte Pictures; Triangelfilm; United International Pictures; Usa Films; Usa Home Entertainment
Location
Slovenia; Belgrade, Serbia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the 1998 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999

Released in United States September 17, 1999

Expanded Release in United States September 24, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 4, 2000

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States April 1999

Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Shown at Flanders International Film Festival (opening night) in Ghent October 6-17, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (New Films from Eastern Europe) March 18-28, 1999.

Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.

Completed shooting August 1997.

Began shooting October 1996.

There is no on-screen written title, but rather pictures of a black and a white cat.

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999 (NY, LA)

Released in United States September 17, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States September 24, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 4, 2000

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Flanders International Film Festival (opening night) in Ghent October 6-17, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Thessaloniki USA" April 30 - May 6, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (New Films from Eastern Europe) March 18-28, 1999.)

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)