Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem.
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Review from the comment
I had a sense of foreboding while sitting down to watch A Serbian Film. This was something that even some fans of hardcore horror had said was too much. Several countries agreed with them by banning it. But the curiosity in me coupled with another year of slim horror pickings was eventually too much for me and I recently sat down with family to give it a whirl.
To say A Serbian Film is gratuitous is like saying Ray Lewis played football. Its an alarming understatement in both cases, insults to the limits both shattered in their respective areas. Director Srdjan Spasojevic at first feels like he has crafted the wittiest porn film ever made, one where the hero Milos (Srdjan Todorovic) trades comical barbs with his co-stars that wouldn't be out of place in a lost Tarantino Grindhouse scene.
Milos is the porn star equivalent of the bad guy trying to go good cliche prominent in so many crime films. He wants out of the business, but can't resist one last job.
Up to the point of where Milos takes said job, viewers have already witnessed a montage of Milos's work which is basically like sitting through clips fresh off of SerbSex.com . Watching porn mixed in with an actual movie gives a unique feeling. I couldn't help but feel like I should be hiding the fact that I was watching this. That shame was compounded by disgust by the closing credits.
Without giving too much away, just know that like in the aforementioned crime films, Milos's last job does not go as anticipated. The director of this last piece of Milos's career is a psycho who doesn't just push the envelope, he tears apart the envelope entirely in a mess of pedophilia, necrophilia, rape and other things too taboo for this watcher's taste.
That said, A Serbian Film does present a gut wrenching , head throbbing, terror of a ride that will sit with viewers for a long time, that is, if they don't stop the train with the emergency brake. In all, the forcing of sex and blood and torture down my throat was too overstated in my opinion and is a shining example of what is wrong with horror movies these days. But stripped away of its excesses, you are still left with a provocative look at men and the dark side of their appetites.
Review from the comment
This is another one of those films laced with controversy that you have heard everything about, but aren't sure whether or not you should watch it. Recently, a group of us gave it a go, and it is as advertised.
Milos is a former star who is retired. He loves his wife and young son, but relishes his glory days and has the itch to do another film for a big payday. Milos gets a visit from an old flame letting him know that there is a new director who is looking to do a film with him. Milos is interested and meets Vukmir to discuss the project. Vukmir promises Milos a lot of money for his time and performance, but the caveat is Milos must do everything he asks with no questions. It's strange of course, and after initial reluctance, Milos gives in. This is where A Serbian Film takes its sinister and twisted turn. Srdjan Spasojevic's movie is laced with some deplorable stuff, no question. The crazy thing about it is if you can get past some of those moments, there is a really good film in there. It is shot well, looks really good and has some actual laugh out loud dialogue. Can I recommend it? That's hard to say. Some will be able to deal with it, others won't get far at all. Consider yourself warned.