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A Serbian Film aka Srpski Film (2010)

Posted in Horror Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2011 by Pass the Popcorn!

Director: Srdjan Spasojevic

Writers: Aleksandar Radivojevic

Srdjan Spasojevic

Plot: An aging porn star agrees to participate in an “art film” in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

Cast: Srdjan Todorovic – Milos

Sergej Trifunovic – Vukmir

Jelena Gavrilovic – Marija

Katarina Zutic – Lejla

Slobodan Bestic – Marko

Review – not my average reviewing style:

Today I decided to review one of the most controversial movies of the 2010 – ‘A Serbian Film’. I’ve seen ‘A Serbian Film’ several months ago and the reason why I didn’t simply write the review back then was that I just wanted to forget everything related to this movie – not because it is shocking but because it is rather bad. However, ‘A Serbian Film’ gained quite a cult local following (especially here in Croatia) so I think the time has come for me to say something about it. ‘A Serbian Film’ is about a porn star, Milos, who ends up starring in a snuff film directed by a total psychopath, Vukmir. And…that’s it – that’s the whole plot – the rest of the movie is just filled with random shocking and violent scenes that are supposed to be controversial.

Nevertheless, the writers of ‘A Serbian Film” said that behind all those controversial scenes there is social commentary.  I just don’t see it. If the writer and director, Srdjan Spasojevic, wanted to put some social commentary in his movie, why couldn’t he do it in an intelligent way? I don’t find ruthless violence “deep” nor “intelligent” – anyone (AND I MEAN ANYONE) can make a “shocking” movie – just put some rape scenes in it, torture scenes, babies dying, etc.  But not everyone can make an intelligent movie with actual social commentary. Furthermore, selling your average stupid and dull torture porn movie as an intelligent movie with social commentary is just a cheap marketing gimmick. Congratulations, Srdjan Spasojevic, you managed to fool people your movie has some depth. Yeah right. Raping newborn babies and killing women while having sex isn’t social commentary, you dumbass! Those scenes may stand out as controversial to the average viewer, which is ok if you want to shock the viewers but if you want to make them to actually use their brain and think you DON’T  show them mindless violence – you show them something intelligent. Look for an example at ‘A Clockwork Orange’ – at first it shocks its viewers but later gives political and social statements about how no one may control a person’s life. Was it your goal to achieve something like that? If it was, guess what, you FAIL.

Despite ‘A Serbian Film’ being so RETARDED, it does have some good aspects. The acting is better than average (highlight of the movie: Sergej Trifunovic as the porn director, Vukmir), the soundtrack is also nice and well incorporated (done by Sky Wikluh), moreover, the directing isn’t bad at all (considering it is Srdjan Spasojevic’s first), and of course the special effects done by Miroslav Lakobrija (who also did the special effects for Zone of the Dead) are great . To summarize, ‘A Serbian Film’ could have been a very good movie – it had all the resources – famous Serbian actors, a decent budget, great special effects etc. But all of this is ruined by the sheer simplicity of the plot and the “unnecessary” violent scenes.

My Rating: My subjective rating would be 3/10 or even 2/10 … but my objective rating is 5/10

Sorry about the different writing style of this review, I’m just sick with all the retards in RL who are trying to convience me that ‘A Serbian Film’ is a great movie. The fact that ‘A Serbian Film’ managed to find its place in the local pop culture makes me sick. All in all, this movie pisses me off – just a simple waste of time.