The first hour of the film in plot and a few shocks thrown in sporadically. Realistic torture and extremely graphic rape scenes usually make a negative impact on the viewer, because they are horrific and unpleasant subjects. The family is facing financial difficulties, but out of the blue, Milos is contacted by the porn actress Lejla that offers him a job opportunity in an art film. Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir that offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film. 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. Da trifft es sich gut, als sich bei ihm Laylah, eine ehemalige Filmpartnerin, meldet und ein durchaus attraktives Angebot unterbreitet.
Never have I been so emotionally caught up in a story nor seen these themes explored in this way. The family is facing financial difficulties, but out of the blue, Milos is contacted by the porn actress Lejla that offers him a job opportunity in an art film. Those who can stomach the grotesque acts on screen may find themselves enlightened at the end. From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem. But if you think you can take it, and can appreciate it for the film it is, go for it! I don't get offended by lots of things I see or hear, but it's not enough to say that I am absolutely disgusted with this one. Immediately following his declining, however, his life becomes a living nightmare of extremely depraved proportions. He seems more eccentric, but that's true of a lot of filmmakers.
As a previous review said, there are about 4 scenes that I will never forget in my life. Vukmir and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. We see the family that Milos has and we, as the audience, cannot help but admire how far he has come. I just don't love this kind of film, or the thinly veiled attempts to disguise absolute exploitation as something profound. 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. One thing I can definitely say though is that it's not gratuitous. Sub-genres come and go, and the recent tide of shocking torture films are more akin to a test of the viewer's resolve, than the slices of entertainment they used to be.
He tells Vukmir that he's backing out of the project and has no interest in continuing. I don't hate it but I can't like it. But sooner he finds that Vukmir and his crew are involved in sick snuff films of pedophilia, necrophilia and torture and there is no way back to him and maybe it is too late to protect his family. There are things put on celluloid that I never, ever thought I would see in a cinema in America or Europe for that matter. It's the most disturbing film I've ever seen, and I don't regret watching it for even a second.
A baby is graphically birthed on screen by a large bald man. Milos discuss the proposal with Marija and he signs the contract. 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. Go into this with extreme caution and a very open mind. But it's a movie, plain and simple.
Now he is a bit skint, so when he gets offered one last job, offering him enough money to set him and his family up for life, he just can't turn it down. I was aware of the fact that I was increasingly annoyed as I watched this film - mainly because the filmmakers use every trick in the book, and obviously some new ones to batter the viewer over the head with aggressive imagery, in order to make enough social fuss to draw in viewers. It has a more classical way of plot development and depicting how it all comes together. In Serbia, Milos - a porn star retired and married. This really reminded me of Stienbeck's 'The Pearl'; just a more sadistic, sexually violent version. It doesn't make any difference whatsoever. As a horror film it works wonderfully due to the suspense of the picture.
The thing that bothered me the most about Srpski Film isn't necessarily its use of deliberate shock, and taboo busting scenes designed to offend. The family is facing financial difficulties, but out of the blue, Milos is contacted by the porn actress Lejla that offers him a job opportunity in an art film. 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. The intended message is very interesting! He accepts the job based on the intriguing premise of what film director Vukmir tells him. 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. Like I said it is very hard to watch in some scenes, but the film is actually really good, and the acting is solid throughout.
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. Thank you A Serbian Film. 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. It is the way in which Srdjan Spasojevic tries to cover his dubious tracks by passing it off as some kind of artistic political allegory about life in Serbia. So do I fault it for working? When you get to the point of completely understanding the meaning and theme of the film, it does make a very serious and true point. It works a little too well, but it works. How far would you go! Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir that offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film.