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|Quote = You know, ''A Serbian Disaster'' would've been a better title.
|Quote = Знате, Српска катастрофа би био бољи наслов...
 
(You know, A Serbian Disaster would´ve been a better title...)
 
 
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'''''A Serbian Film''''' ('''''Српски филм''''' / '''''Srpski film''''' in Serbian) is a 2010 Serbian exploitation horror film, produced and directed by Srđan Spasojević and co-written by <span>Spasojević</span> with Aleksandar Radivojević. The movie stars Serbian actors Srđan Todorović and Sergej Trifunović.
 
'''''A Serbian Film''''' ('''''Српски филм''''' / '''''Srpski film''''' in Serbian) is a 2010 Serbian exploitation horror film, produced and directed by Srđan Spasojević and co-written by <span>Spasojević</span> with Aleksandar Radivojević. The movie stars Serbian actors Srđan Todorović and Sergej Trifunović.
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Alongside films like ''Saló, Cannibal Holocaust, The Human Centipede, Anti-Christ,'' or ''Men Behind the Sun'', it's often considered one of the most disturbing movies of all time.
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
In Serbia, the retired porn star Milos is married with his beloved wife Marija and they have a little son, Peter, who is their pride and joy. The family is facing financial difficulties, but out of the blue, Milos is contacted by the porn actress Lejla that offers him a job opportunity in an art film. Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir that offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film. However, Vukmir neither shows the screenplay nor tells the story to Milos. Milos discusses the proposal with Marija and he signs the contract. But he soon finds out that Vukmir and his crew are involved in sick snuff films of pedophilia, necrophilia and torture and there is no way back to him and maybe it is too late to protect his family.
 
In Serbia, the retired porn star Milos is married with his beloved wife Marija and they have a little son, Peter, who is their pride and joy. The family is facing financial difficulties, but out of the blue, Milos is contacted by the porn actress Lejla that offers him a job opportunity in an art film. Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir that offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film. However, Vukmir neither shows the screenplay nor tells the story to Milos. Milos discusses the proposal with Marija and he signs the contract. But he soon finds out that Vukmir and his crew are involved in sick snuff films of pedophilia, necrophilia and torture and there is no way back to him and maybe it is too late to protect his family.
   
==Зашто је то намерно безвезе (Why It Intentionally Sucks)==
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==Why It Intentionally Sucks==
 
'''Note: This movie was supposed to be bad.'''
 
'''Note: This movie was supposed to be bad.'''
 
# The incredibly uncreative title would be a first reminder for people who are about to watch this film. It’s pretty generic sounding and doesn’t even sound professional either.
 
# The incredibly uncreative title would be a first reminder for people who are about to watch this film. It’s pretty generic sounding and doesn’t even sound professional either.
 
#* Contrary to its title, the film has nothing to do with the history or culture of Serbia at all, though this is most likely intentional.
 
#* Contrary to its title, the film has nothing to do with the history or culture of Serbia at all, though this is most likely intentional.
# Unlike Cannibal Holocaust, the film is pure shock value without any plot, lore, or message to begin with.
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# Unlike ''Cannibal Holocaust'' or ''Saló'', the film is pure shock value without any plot, lore, story, or message to begin with.
 
#It's possible that the movie was made as a product of stupidity due to being made bad on purpose, along with the fact that nothing justifies its production.
 
#It's possible that the movie was made as a product of stupidity due to being made bad on purpose, along with the fact that nothing justifies its production.
# The depictions of rape, necrophilia and child sex abuse obviously trying too hard to make "horror" out of shock content; much like in films like ''Cannibal Holocaust, [[I Spit on Your Grave (2010)|I Spit On]] Your Grave'' and ''[[The Human Centipede: Full Sequence]]'' which overuse gore for the sake of it.
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# The movie is infamous for its '''extremely graphic gruesome content''' which crosses every boundary possible. The depictions of rape, necrophilia, pedophilia, and abuse overall obviously try too hard to make "horror" out of shock content; much like in films like ''Cannibal Holocaust, I Spit On Your Grave'' and ''The Human Centipede: Full Sequence'' which overuse gore for the sake of it.
#* '''In fact, violence and gore doesn't make a movie scary and just makes it pretty disgusting.'''
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#* '''For the record, violence and gore doesn't make a movie scary, and just makes it pretty disgusting and hideous to watch.'''
 
# The so-called political subtext said by the director doesn't make the unsettling concept and execution any less excusable, in fact, it actually barely makes any sense at all.
 
# The so-called political subtext said by the director doesn't make the unsettling concept and execution any less excusable, in fact, it actually barely makes any sense at all.
 
# Vukmir is an intentionally '''extremely and unlikable''' villainous character as he sees rape and murder as a way of art and even influenced Milos to rape his underage son. Though on other hand it may even be a plus, since that makes the audience heavily dislike him.
 
# Vukmir is an intentionally '''extremely and unlikable''' villainous character as he sees rape and murder as a way of art and even influenced Milos to rape his underage son. Though on other hand it may even be a plus, since that makes the audience heavily dislike him.
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# The film was meant to symbolize the molestation by the Serbian government and fails miserably when it portrays the movie as nothing more than shock value.
 
# The film was meant to symbolize the molestation by the Serbian government and fails miserably when it portrays the movie as nothing more than shock value.
 
#* It also claims it's an allegory for the atrocities of the Yugoslav Wars, sounding like something the director made up to give this film a free pass.
 
#* It also claims it's an allegory for the atrocities of the Yugoslav Wars, sounding like something the director made up to give this film a free pass.
#* Even the third season of [[mh:besttvshows:Drawn Together]] was more subtle than this.
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#* Even the third season of [[mh:besttvshows:Drawn Together|Drawn Together]] was more subtle than this.
 
# There’s some very ugly and grotesque cinematography especially with the gore.
 
# There’s some very ugly and grotesque cinematography especially with the gore.
 
# This film has borderline child pornography such as the infamous scene of '''a newborn infant literally getting raped and the brutal climax scene.'''
 
# This film has borderline child pornography such as the infamous scene of '''a newborn infant literally getting raped and the brutal climax scene.'''
 
#* At least during the making of of those scenes, they used dolls, not actual minors.
 
#* At least during the making of of those scenes, they used dolls, not actual minors.
# This film has an ungodly downer ending. Milos and his family commit suicide only for a film crew to perform sex on their dead bodies.
 
 
# It simulates child porn and snuff films together.
 
# It simulates child porn and snuff films together.
 
# This film has an ungodly downer ending. Milos and his family commit suicide only for a film crew to perform sex on their dead bodies.
 
# This movie is supposedly a black comedy satire. Though good luck finding one scene that is even remotely amusing.
 
# This movie is supposedly a black comedy satire. Though good luck finding one scene that is even remotely amusing.
   

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A Serbian Film
Serbian film-2.jpg
You know, A Serbian Disaster would've been a better title.
Genre: Horror
Directed By: Srđan Spasojević
Written By: Aleksandar Radivojević
Srđan Spasojević
Starring: Srđan Todorović
Sergej Trifunović
Carlie Huthart
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Jinga Films
Release Date: June 11, 2010
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: Serbia


A Serbian Film (Српски филм / Srpski film in Serbian) is a 2010 Serbian exploitation horror film, produced and directed by Srđan Spasojević and co-written by Spasojević with Aleksandar Radivojević. The movie stars Serbian actors Srđan Todorović and Sergej Trifunović.

Alongside films like Saló, Cannibal Holocaust, The Human Centipede, Anti-Christ, or Men Behind the Sun, it's often considered one of the most disturbing movies of all time.

Plot

In Serbia, the retired porn star Milos is married with his beloved wife Marija and they have a little son, Peter, who is their pride and joy. The family is facing financial difficulties, but out of the blue, Milos is contacted by the porn actress Lejla that offers him a job opportunity in an art film. Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir that offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film. However, Vukmir neither shows the screenplay nor tells the story to Milos. Milos discusses the proposal with Marija and he signs the contract. But he soon finds out that Vukmir and his crew are involved in sick snuff films of pedophilia, necrophilia and torture and there is no way back to him and maybe it is too late to protect his family.

Why It Intentionally Sucks

Note: This movie was supposed to be bad.

  1. The incredibly uncreative title would be a first reminder for people who are about to watch this film. It’s pretty generic sounding and doesn’t even sound professional either.
    • Contrary to its title, the film has nothing to do with the history or culture of Serbia at all, though this is most likely intentional.
  2. Unlike Cannibal Holocaust or Saló, the film is pure shock value without any plot, lore, story, or message to begin with.
  3. It's possible that the movie was made as a product of stupidity due to being made bad on purpose, along with the fact that nothing justifies its production.
  4. The movie is infamous for its extremely graphic gruesome content which crosses every boundary possible. The depictions of rape, necrophilia, pedophilia, and abuse overall obviously try too hard to make "horror" out of shock content; much like in films like Cannibal Holocaust, I Spit On Your Grave and The Human Centipede: Full Sequence which overuse gore for the sake of it.
    • For the record, violence and gore doesn't make a movie scary, and just makes it pretty disgusting and hideous to watch.
  5. The so-called political subtext said by the director doesn't make the unsettling concept and execution any less excusable, in fact, it actually barely makes any sense at all.
  6. Vukmir is an intentionally extremely and unlikable villainous character as he sees rape and murder as a way of art and even influenced Milos to rape his underage son. Though on other hand it may even be a plus, since that makes the audience heavily dislike him.
  7. The dialogue is pretty terrible with somewhat no thought put into it.
  8. The film was meant to symbolize the molestation by the Serbian government and fails miserably when it portrays the movie as nothing more than shock value.
    • It also claims it's an allegory for the atrocities of the Yugoslav Wars, sounding like something the director made up to give this film a free pass.
    • Even the third season of Drawn Together was more subtle than this.
  9. There’s some very ugly and grotesque cinematography especially with the gore.
  10. This film has borderline child pornography such as the infamous scene of a newborn infant literally getting raped and the brutal climax scene.
    • At least during the making of of those scenes, they used dolls, not actual minors.
  11. It simulates child porn and snuff films together.
  12. This film has an ungodly downer ending. Milos and his family commit suicide only for a film crew to perform sex on their dead bodies.
  13. This movie is supposedly a black comedy satire. Though good luck finding one scene that is even remotely amusing.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The film was meant to be over-the-top horrible.
  2. The music used during some intense scenes is decent.
  3. The special effects are impressive as they do actually make the film look real.
  4. The scene of Milos beating up Vukmir is satisfactory considering all the things he has done to Milos.
  5. Decent acting, especially from Milos's actor Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic.

Trivia

During the making of certain scenes like the scene where a baby is raped, dolls were used, not actual minors.

Reception

This film has gone down as one of the most abysmal cult hits ever made. Upon its debut on the art film circuit, the film received substantial attention for its graphic depictions of rape, necrophilia, and child sexual abuse. The Serbian state investigated the film for crime against sexual morals and crime related to the protection of minors. The film has been banned in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Norway, and temporarily banned from screening in Brazil.

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