A Serbian Film
Tagline: Not all films have a happy ending
Director: Srdjan Spasojevic
Starring: Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic
Runtime: 104 minutes
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5/10
A Serbian Film is about an aging porn super-star named Milos (Srdjan Todorovic) that gave up a lucrative life of sex, women and money to settle down and start a family with the woman he loves. While they are poor, they enjoy a good life. Out of the blue, an old porn-star acquaintance of Milos’ calls him and says a director is offering a ridiculous amount of money for Milos to do one last film, but Milos cannot know what they are filming. After meeting with the director, Vukmir (Sergej Trifunovic) Milos agrees to make the movie. It soon transpires that not everything is what he thought it would be.
I won’t give away any plot details but this film has extremely graphic scenes of physical violence, drug abuse, murder, necrophilia, rape, incest and paedophilia. This could have been a genuinely good film, if not for the torture-porn aspect. The plot itself could be compared to Oldboy (a classic film, go watch it if you haven’t already), but as I said, it’s just way over the top. Where Oldboy is disturbing, A Serbian Film is downright wrong.
5/10 as it is, 6/10 if it wasn’t so extreme.