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A Serbian Film (2010) More at IMDbPro »Srpski film (original title)

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A Serbian Film -- An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film
A Serbian Film -- To secure money for his family, Serbian ex-pornstar plunges again into the depths of hardcore production, only this time, his diabolical employer has unthinkable terrors in store for him.

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Director:
Writers:
Aleksandar Radivojevic (screenplay)
Srdjan Spasojevic (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 January 2012 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Not all films have a happy ending. (USA 2011)
Plot:
An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
A Serbian Film Cut For British Release
 (From WENN. 26 November 2010, 8:06 AM, PST)

New Images From A Serbian Film
 (From Dread Central. 8 April 2010, 3:29 PM, PDT)

SXSW '10 Podcast: Serbian Film (Aleksandar Radivojevic)
 (From GreenCine Daily. 20 March 2010, 3:45 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Transgressive shock cinema at it's best See more (322 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Srdjan Todorovic ... Milos (as Srdan Todorovic)

Sergej Trifunovic ... Vukmir
Jelena Gavrilovic ... Marija
Slobodan Bestic ... Marko
Katarina Zutic ... Lejla
Luka Mijatovic ... Stefan
Ana Sakic ... Jecina majka
Lena Bogdanovic ... Doktorka
Miodrag Krcmarik ... Rasa
Nenad Herakovic ... Cuvar 1
Carni Deric ... Cuvar 2
Andela Nenadovic ... Jeca
Tanja Divnic ... Vaspitacica
Lidija Pletl ... Jecina baka
Marina Savic ... Prostitutka
Natasa Miljus ... Porodilja
Goran Macura ... Mangup 2
Miss Mici ... Devojka u bazenu 1
Mila Milosevic ... Devojka u bazenu 2
Miroslav Sencanski ... Rediteli kraja filma
Ivan Cvetic ... Telohranitelji
Milos Vrbica ... Telohranitelji
Marijeta Goc ... Devojka u porno radionici 1
Biljana Zurnic ... Devojka u porno radionici 2
Dragana Jovanovic ... Mesarka
Irena Korac ... Kasirka
Dejan Bozovic ... Konobar
Milica Majstorovic ... Radio najava (voice)
Sanja Spasojevic ... Mladi bracni par
Aleksandar Banjac ... Mladi bracni par
Jelena Mihic ... Rezervna Devojka za porno radionici

Directed by
Srdjan Spasojevic 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aleksandar Radivojevic  screenplay
Srdjan Spasojevic  screenplay

Produced by
Nikola Pantelic .... executive producer
Srdjan Spasojevic .... producer
Dragoljub Vojnov .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Sky Wikluh 
 
Cinematography by
Nemanja Jovanov (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Darko Simic 
 
Production Design by
Nemanja Petrovic 
 
Costume Design by
Jasmina Sanader 
 
Makeup Department
Dubravka Busatlija .... key makeup artist
Miroslav Lakobrija .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Luka Dejanovic .... unit manager
Jasna Nikolic .... unit manager
Miljana Nikolic .... assistant production manager
Nikola Pantelic .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Borisa Simovic .... second unit director
Miroslav Stamatov .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Milorad Kalanj .... property buyer
Aleksandar Putic .... property master
 
Sound Department
Djordje Djurovic .... sound
Nenad Jovanovic .... boom operator
Drobnjakovic Milos .... sound recordist
Aleksandar Perisic .... sound re-recording mixer
Aleksandar Protic .... sound designer
Nikola Zivkovic .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Samir Bastoni .... special effects assistant
Danilo Dudic .... assistant pyrotechnician
Nenad Gajic .... special effects assistant
Miroslav Lakobrija .... special effects supervisor
Petar Zivkovic .... pyrotechnician
 
Stunts
Milkica Bozic .... stunt coordinator
Zoran Nastic .... stunt coordinator
Zoran Nastic .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vladan Banovic .... focus puller (as Vlada Banovic)
Bojan Brbora .... camera operator
Stasa Dodocic .... focus puller
Milos Kodemo .... Steadicam operator
Djura Kokotovic .... dolly operator
Drasko Pejanovic .... first assistant camera
Marko Stanojkovic .... assistant camera
Branislav Stojanovic .... assistant camera
Dragan Tenjovic .... gaffer
Ivana Vladic .... focus puller
Pablo Ferro Zivanovic .... camera operator (as Pablo Ferro)
 
Editorial Department
Nemanja Jovanov .... colorist
Stefan Orlandic .... post-production supervisor
Jelena Tvrdisic .... post-production assistant
 
Transportation Department
Jovan Cekic .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Natasa Milojevic .... production assistant
Marija Stanosevic .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Srpski film" - Serbia (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for extreme aberrant sexual and violent content including explicit dialogue (edited version)
Runtime:
104 min | UK:95 min (cut) | Australia:96 min (censored DVD version)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:Refused Classification (2011) (censored) | Australia:R (2011) (heavily censored) | Australia:Refused Classification (2010) (uncut) | Brazil:18 (uncut) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:Unrated | Germany:18 (heavily cut) | Japan:Unrated (self-rating: R-20) | New Zealand:(Banned) (2012) | Norway:18 (uncut) | Norway:Banned (uncut) (re-rating) | South Korea:Limited (edited version) | Spain:(Banned) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:NC-17 (edited version) | USA:Not Rated (uncut version)
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Trivia:
The film was banned in Brazil but was supposed to be legally screened for the first time in the city of Maceió, Alagoas on a special Cine Sesi dawn screening in October 1, 2011; However, the company was forbidden to exhibit it by a legal action only a day before the screening. In July 3, 2012, the banning decision was overturned.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Milos has a knife to his penis, if you look closely enough, he has cut his penis even though it doesn't "bleed".See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Milos:[acting in a pornographic film] Baby, I'm gonna fuck you up.
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Movie Connections:
References Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
SerbiaSee more »

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209 out of 337 people found the following review useful.
Transgressive shock cinema at it's best, 15 August 2010
Author: tonymurphylee from USA

A Serbian Film tells the terrible story of a retired adult film actor named Milos who gets far more than he bargained for when he accepts what he is led to believe is the role of a lifetime. His intentions are valiant. He needs the money so that he can leave the troubled country of Serbia and start a new life with his wife and his young son. He accepts the job based on the intriguing premise of what film director Vukmir tells him. It's a reality based pornographic art film in which Milos is supposed to instead act off of the reality of the situations he's brought into. However, things begin to get too weird when the reality begins to incorporate some sort of strange revenge fantasy. He tells Vukmir that he's backing out of the project and has no interest in continuing. Immediately following his declining, however, his life becomes a living nightmare of extremely depraved proportions.

A Serbian Film is easily the most disturbing film I have ever seen, alongside Schindler's List(the Academy Award winning Holocaust picture) and Threads(the BBC mockumentary about Nuclear war). This is a deeply troubling film and it left me feeling a great sadness and frustration. Part of what makes this film so emotional and devastating is the heavy (and I do mean HEAVY) exposition that makes up the entire first half of the film. We see the family that Milos has and we, as the audience, cannot help but admire how far he has come. He and his family may be poverty stricken, but they have as normal a life as a family like that can have. The wife is a non-judgmental, unassuming, mostly pleasant person who is faithful to Milos and doesn't fret at the fact that his profession of choice is what he is most known for in other circles. The son is as gentle-natured as a boy like that can be and, aside from viewing one of his father's films in the opening of the film, is completely normal and healthy. Then there's the brother of Milos, whom we only meet a few times and each time he seems like a sleazy, jealous, and unpleasant man. He is also a police officer, but he seems most distracted by Milos and his wife in particular. He has an unhealthy fascination with his family. Vukmir seems most suspicious out of everyone, but doesn't seem too crazy. He seems more eccentric, but that's true of a lot of filmmakers. The film takes it's time showing all these characters as fully rounded people who all have their little personality traits and their own agendas.

As a horror film it works wonderfully due to the suspense of the picture. It has a more classical way of plot development and depicting how it all comes together. A good chunk of the film is told in hyper real flashback, and so the audience spends a good amount of time wondering what the heck is going on and fearing the worst. I like how this film shows events. I like how the film also shows perspective when it comes to what happens. I think one of the more effective parts of this film comes toward the end when it suddenly dawns on us that this story is not going to have the usual horror film ending. This film's way of depicting tragedy is really interesting, because it relies more on personal torment and frustration in order to bring the audience into the situation that Milos has undergone and is still going through. It's a tricky technique, but somehow is works. It especially works when the film finally makes it's biggest revelation, which is just terrible and deeply heartbreaking, and then the horror doesn't stop there. What works the most about all this, however, is how unabashed and how bizarre and off-the-wall the nature of reality becomes as the film progresses. Director Srdjan Spasojevic creates such a chaotic world that we get involved in, and we, the audience, are led to believe that anything horrible and depraved could happen at any moment and there will be no limits.

This film, in terms of transgressive cinema that includes films such as Ex Drummer, Irreversible, Inside, Martyrs, and Possession, A Serbian Film is one of the best of it's kind. It's also one of the most effective films I've seen in years as well as one of the scariest. It's also disheartening, frustrating, and cruel. One thing I can definitely say though is that it's not gratuitous. It's beautifully made, it's heartbreakingly tragic, it's terribly realistic, and it's one of the most effective and well made films as well as one of the most disturbing. The big question is, does it work? Yes, it works. It works a little too well, but it works. So do I fault it for working? No. I praise it. I'm glad that films like this can still be made and I'm glad that filmmakers have the balls to go all the way with their vision. Inspired by the works of Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, and William Friedkin, this is Srdjan Spasojevic's first film, and I think a lot of Hollywood horror filmmakers could learn a thing or two from him. It's the most disturbing film I've ever seen, and I don't regret watching it for even a second.

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