A Serbian Film
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Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife Maria and six-year old son Petar in tumultuous Serbia, trying to make ends meet. A sudden call from his former colleague Layla will change everything. Aware of his financial problems, Layla introduces Milos to Vukmir - a mysterious, menacing and politically powerful figure in the pornographic business. A leading role in Vukmir's production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. From then on, Milos is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""A Serbian Film" revels in its sheer inventive awfulness and dares the viewer to find a more serious layer of meaning."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"A sordid welter of sexual sadism, incestuous necrophilia and 'snuff movie' nihilism."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"A Serbian Film has a real point to be made. The sad thing is that it is lost on most people who will be offended to the point of dismissing the movie as trash."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The rare piece of transgressive art that's more grimly meditative than satirical or allegorical, A Serbian Film's most daring aspect may be the muddle of soul-searching it demands from its audience."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"I admire and detest it at the same time. And I will never watch it again. Ever."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"That the film exists at all is a more cogent commentary on the nation's collective trauma than any of the direct statements or potential metaphors contained within."
‑ Karina Longworth, Village Voice
"True to its state-of-the-nation title, Srdjan Spasojevic's "A Serbian Film" is an electrifying, ithyphallic allegory of a country bestialised, violated, commodified and sold - by its own - down the river"
‑ Anton Bitel, Scene 360
"For all its hysteria and nasty shock tactics, A Serbian Film does have something to say about representations of sexuality, cinematic violence and audience culpability."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"Spasojevic successfully grabs the audience's attention, and then he just abuses the privilege rather than doing anything worthwhile with it."
‑ Josh Bell, Filmcritic.com
"Pseudo-intellectual claptrap at its very worst."
‑ Martyn Conterio, Little White Lies
"In its histrionic dream logic, the movie says as much about Eastern Europe as Twilight does about the Pacific Northwest. Frankly, you'd be better off self-abusing."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Fantastic performances from the two leads make for a very powerful film. It's truly a technical achievement on every count and while It may not be for everyone, if you can stomach it, watch it!"
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"As for the gut-wrenching, immoral shocker that we were led to believe would bring about the downfall of modern civilisation... well, it's pretty flaccid."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
"Viewers will need a lifelong shower after enduring it."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"More camp than corrosive, A Serbian Film is hard to take seriously."
‑ Jamie Graham, Total Film
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