Retired porn star Milos is persuaded to return to the industry by devil-like director, Vukmir, for an art project in the outskirts of eroticism. Through scenes of rape and porn, Spasojevic has found a way to discuss subjects so dark they would be hard to deal with in Serbia other than metaphorically, hence the nation’s name in the title. The impact becomes even stronger since the distasteful images are imbedded in well-executed drama scenes. Between the long dark passages, Milos’ relation to his wife and son mirrors the nightmarish reality of his daytime job. With A Serbian Film the recent horror climate has gone full circle, as torture porn becomes porn torture.First time director Spasojevic has made a name for himself with the mix of red slippery flesh, softcore porn, drugs and raw violence. The combination was considered so repulsive that the film lab in Munich refused to finish their work, and The British Board Of Film Classification censored it so hard that the film was pulled from Frightfest. In Stockholm, however, all inclined can enjoy this feature in its full length.

A Serbian Film poster
Title
A Serbian Film
Director
Srdjan Spasojevic
Country
Serbia
Length
104 min
Festival
2010
Section
Twilight Zone
Language
Serbian
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2010
Original title
Srpski Film
Cast
Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic
Producer
Srdjan Spasojevic
Script
Srdjan Spasojevic, Aleksandar Radivojevi
Music
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