AKA: Srpski Film
Directed by: Srdan Spasojevic
Starring: Srdan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic, Andela Nenadovic, Slobodan Bestic, Luka Mijatovic
Language: Serbian Cinema (English subtitles)
Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Rape/Sexual Violence against Men, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Revenge, Torture, Incest, Family
Plot – Spoilers:
Milos is a retired legendary Serbian pornstar who is trying to adjust to a family life with wife and son. Into his shiftiness and unease walks a perverse director Vukmir who wants him to star in an upcoming film. The money’s tempting, but the terms are mysterious – Vukmir refuses to provide any details about the kind of film he’s making, or its storyline. Milos probably thinks to himself – I’ve done all sorts of porno, how different or bad can this get? And that very naivete leads him down a hellhole housing his most unimaginable horrors.
A Serbian Film has been ripped apart by a sizable section as rubbish, but our view here is that this is one of the true masterpieces of the modern era when it comes to effed up movies. The Director seems like someone who hung around imageboards and onion sites and decided to put together a collection of the worst he had seen.
What makes A Serbian Film stand out compared to many other movies in the genre is the acting and the levels of depravity which all seems believable.
This is one of those movies that is a collection of favorite scenes, one after the other. But to pick a few:
1. The whole build-up towards Vukmir’s vision of a relationship between Milos and Jeca:
It’s brilliant in its use of psychological elements. For example, Jeca is first introduced to Milos in a situation that tugs at his paternal, sympathetic instincts. Step by step, he is then titillated into viewing her through sexual eyes.
2. Milos stabs Vukmir’s nurse with a syringe containing a sex-drive drug. She later walks in with a rusty pipe and her vaginal area covered in blood – a crusty pipe providing sexual succor to her heightened desire was all that mattered, even if it was the equivalent of fucking herself to death.