I have seen a myriad of unspeakable films. However, the 2010 movie, A Serbian Film makes Cannibal Holocaust, The Human Centipede 1 and 2, Traces of Death (yes, Traces not Faces), and the I Spit on Your Grave series look like a walk in the park.
I had never heard of this movie until a friend brought it to my attention. With piqued curiosity, I got my best movie guy on the mission of getting this movie for me, while I did some light reading about it. I knew I was in trouble when this movie had been banned in Brazil (and they have carnival!!) and the Serbian state even launched an investigation into the movie.
The movie starts out with one of the lightest sex scenes of the film and only goes in a downward spiral from there. The first part tells the story of a Serbian porn star, Milos, that hasn’t worked in a while, until presented with an “art film” that will financially set him and his family for life. Skipping over the building up of the movie and getting to the nitty-gritty.. After Milos realizes what he’s got himself into, he is drugged and forced to finish this macabre snuff film in which, when you think it can’t get any worse, it goes to a place that shouldn’t be put on film.
I seriously can’t believe people actually signed on to do this movie. My mind is fucking blown that children were allowed to be in the production of this movie. I won’t give too many spoilers away, but despite the parts that still leaves me fucked up almost 24 hours later, I enjoyed the male frontal nudity, the skull-fucking vengeance on the bad guys, and the love story between Milos and his wife.
The plot really does do a good job telling the story about the man behind the legend, but the storytelling becomes quickly overshadowed by the morose acts that will leave you questioning humanity. Just when you think the ending is going to be almost Shakespearian, the closing scene leaves you with one last mental mind fuck EVER!!!! A Serbian Film is not for the faint of heart, I’m surprised I made it to the bitter end.
HEED MY WARNING, you can’t unsee this.
This film had darkness, nudity, gore, and definitely a lasting impression. I give it 5 hard-ons out of 5.