This is a piece of absolute trash. Has elements of both Hostel and Martyrs, but unlike the latter, it is grotesquely comic, thus more bearable. The shot composition always follows the traditional Rule of Thirds when approaching framing. The film is so utterly obsessed in its approach to the experience of the victim that it ceases to be about experiencing with the victim, and is only victimization. This achieves two emotional states in its finalization, anger and agitation. Don't expect anything good with this film; this is by far one of the worst torture porn films that I have seen. She later walks in with a rusty pipe and her vaginal area covered in blood.
Now in the case with some major characters in the film, primarily Milos' family, this could be the case, but throughout the movie Spasojevic even presents the scenario that in death you still will have no peace, and that your memory will be tainted even further because you were always a victim in life. But the content of the film makes it almost impossible to appreciate all of the good things about the movie, and there are a fair amount. Milos will have no control over the scenes in which he appears. The director tries to say something pretentious about the state of Serbia and its history and the nature of pornography and entertainment but fails miserably on all counts. I actually dread the day another film is released that surpasses A Serbian Film in such a rigorous and well-crafted display of the breaking of the human mind and spirit.
The acting, within believability of the story, is very good. Absolutely not, hence the agitation we feel after watching the movie. Milos discusses the proposal with Marija and he signs the contract. Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir that offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film. I'm usually one to be able to handle some truly intense films, but this one was too much. It truly is the only idea that really is behind A Serbian Film.
But gnarled old distributors and blasé film festival programmers alike seemed genuinely shocked by Srdjan Spasojevic's ultra-extreme thriller called A Serbian Film. This was an exercise in repulsive entertainment, and it was a film that should be avoided if you enjoy well crafted horror. Another tape contains a scene in which Milo is naked and chained to a bed face down. Everything else resides in darkness or semi-darkness. For example, Jeca is first introduced to Milos in a situation that tugs at his paternal, sympathetic instincts. This is a piece of depravity like no other, with a clear intention to shock its viewers, and it most certainly does that.
At a road junction, he is approached by Vukmir's doctor, an attractive woman, who begins to seduce him. The memory of Slobodan Milosevic hasn't been exorcised. There is supposed to be some political commentary in the film, but I didn't see that whatsoever. Aware of his financial problems, Layla introduces Milos to Vukmir - a mysterious, menacing and politically powerful figure in the pornographic business. The very title of A Serbian Film suggests that the director and his screenwriter Aleksander Radivojevic are making an allegory about their troubled and isolated homeland. The scene is shot with sharp, deep focus, elaborating each action with low shots of the drugged Milos, giving him an aura of dominance and intimidation, coupling low shots of the woman to imply helplessness and fear. A voice speaks to him from the earpiece, giving him instructions.
The film-making is stylised and self-conscious. The difference being that experiencing to some level the emotional strife that the character is going through is a natural and even encouraged element of filmmaking. The content in this film is absolutely sickening. This is the work of someone with an extraordinary amount of talent. A Serbian Film is so mean-spirited in telling this experience and slamming its hokey philosophy in the faces of the viewers that it stops trying to connect with the audience. As Milos jogs to get himself back in shape for filming, Marko visits Milos' home.
The alleged war criminal General Mladic has never been arrested. The first most present detail in A Serbian Film is the cinematography. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties and contain only links to other sites on the Internet. Spasojevic strikes me as a genre-changing director, and maybe he'll effect the horror genre like Robert Wiene, Ruggero Deodato, Mario Bava, Dario Argento and William Friedkin, and he already has. From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem. And that very naivete he displays leads him down a hellhole containing the most unimaginable horrors and misery. From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem.
Da trifft es sich gut, als sich bei ihm Laylah, eine ehemalige Filmpartnerin, meldet und ein durchaus attraktives Angebot unterbreitet. In Serbia, Milos - a porn star retired and married. After this Milo phones Marko to check into police files on Vukmir. I suppose this revelation is supposed to tie in Spasojevic and Radivojevic's idea of sociopolitical commentary on Serbian people. After remembering everything, Milo contemplates suicide, but his wife stops him with a mutual understanding that he, his wife, and his child, should all commit suicide together. Milos discusses with his wife and accepted into the film. What makes A Serbian Film stand out compared to other movies in the genre is the acting and the levels of depravity that all seem believable.