A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbian horror film, produced and directed by Srđan Spasojević and co-written by Spasojević with Aleksandar Radivojević. The movie stars Serbian actors Srđan Todorović and Sergej Trifunović.
In Serbia, the retired porn star Milos is married with his beloved wife Marija and they have a little son, Peter, that is their pride and joy. 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. However, Vukmir neither shows the screenplay nor tells the story to Milos. Milos discusses the proposal with Marija and he signs the contract. But he soon finds out 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.
Why It Sucks
- Depictions of rape, necrophilia and child sex abuse.
- Gratuitous shock for the sake of gratuitous shock.
- The so-called political subtext said by the director doesn't make the unsettling concept and execution any less excusable.
- Bad dialogue.
- Bad acting.
- Borderline child pornography such as the infamous scene of an newborn infant getting raped.
- Incredibly lazy title. They could have use a more interesting name but they didn't even bother, not that it even mattered anyway since it still sucks.
This film has gone down as one of the most abysmal cult hits ever made. Upon its debut on the art film circuit, the film received substantial attention for its graphic depictions of rape, necrophilia, and child sexual abuse. The Serbian state investigated the film for crime against sexual morals and crime related to the protection of minors. The film has been banned in Spain, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Norway, and temporarily banned from screening in Brazil.