Black Cat, White Cat / Crna mačka, beli mačor (Yugoslavia/France/Germany/Austria/Greece/USA, 1998)

directed by Emir Kusturica, comedy, 127 min, eng subtitles
written by Emir Kusturica, Gordan Mihić
with Bajram Severdzan, Branka Katic, Srdan Todorovic

Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 years old son Zare. After a failed business deal, he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Ladybird, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Ladybird is waiting for the man of her dreams.

Awards:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 1998 (Audience Award)
Venice Film Festival 1998 (Laterna Magica Prize, Little Golden Lion, Silver Lion)