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A SERBIAN FILM (SRPSKI FILM) (director/writer: Srdjan Spasojevic; screenwriter: Aleksandar Radivojevic; cinematographer: Nemanja Jovanov; editor: Darko Simic; music: Sky Wikluh; cast: Srdjan Todorovic (Milos), Sergej Trifunovic (Vukmir), Jelena Gavrilovic (Marija), Katarina Zutic (Lejla), Slobodan Bestic (Marko), Ana Sakic (Jecina Majka); Runtime: 104; MPAA Rating: NC-17; producer: Srdjan Spasojevic; Invincible Pictures; 2010)-Serbia-in Serbian with English subtitles)
To compliment it as being well-crafted, which it is, doesn’t mean much when it’s unwatchable.”

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

Srdjan Spasojevic (“The ABCs of Death”) is the writer-director of this extremely violent shocker-horror pic. Aleksandar Radivojevic is the co-writer. The exploitation pic has no socially redeeming values, even if it half-heartedly, in an ironical manner, attempts to be a voice against the cruelties of the Balkan War in the 1990s. Its perverse sex and violence left me feeling cold. The revolting delights it offers cross into areas that are far worse than just bad taste, like matters of criminality.

The former porn star Milos (Srdjan Todorovic), known as the “Nikola Tesla of world pornography,” is out of work and is having trouble supporting his wife and kids. He gratefully accepts a lucrative offer to be in a new artistic experimental film by sleazy Balkan director/producer Vukmir (Sergej Trifunovic). The condition is that he can’t look at the script. It seems Milos got roped into making a snuff film. Rape, incest, murder and S&M are some of the anti-social acts filling out the narrative.

The unpleasant film gets over as a pseudo-snuff film that tries to take it as close to a real snuff film as possible. Its trash. I saw nothing in this mean-spirited film that I cared for. To compliment it as being well-crafted, which it is, doesn’t mean much when it’s unwatchable.


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