A Serbian Film
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This article may contain content that is disturbing, including themes of rape, murder, abuse, drugging, crime, disaster, tragedy, etc.
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.
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 Sucks
- The incredibly uncreative title.
- Depictions of rape, necrophilia and child sex abuse for the sake of it, obviously trying too hard to make "horror" out of shock content.
- 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 extremely 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.
- Terrible dialogue.
- 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.
- Horrible acting.
- Very ugly and grotesque cinematography.
- Borderline child pornography, such as the infamous scene of a newborn infant literally getting raped.
- At least during the making of of those scenes, they used dolls, not actual minors.
- 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.
- This movie is, supposedly, a black comedy satire. Though good luck finding one scene that is even remotely amusing.
- This movie at least has some creativity, like the scene where Milos puts his penis into someone's eye.
- The music used during some intense scenes is decent.
- The special effects are somewhat impressive.
During the making of certain scenes like the scene where a baby is raped where used dolls, not actual minors.
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, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Norway, and temporarily banned from screening in Brazil.