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A Serbian Film: The most extreme movie ever? 
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Have you guys seen it? i'd like to know what you think about that movie especially horror fans; as far as i'm concerned, it's the first serbian movie that i've watched and i must say this was probably the most extreme movie that i've ever seen not by its imagery per se but some scenes were too extreme (the scene with the kid and the baby) eventhough i'm very familiar with extreme movies , the special effects were not bad, the plot was good but it was the first time that i've thought about morality and immorality after watching a horror movie, i mean i've always thought there are no bondaries in art but it made think, what's your opinion on that? And don't get me wrong i'm a huge Takashi Miike fan :meditate:

For those who didn't watch it: 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.

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Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:00 pm
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I remembe rreading about it a while back after it debuted at an independent movie festival and all the reviewers could talk about, was about how much it pushed the envelope into extremity and many regarded it as the most extreme movie ever released. I've been pretty curious to see it.


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Indeed. The movie was banned in some festivals and some countries due to its controversal and extreme content. Porn, gore, incest, pedophilia, rape, violence, all these elements in the same movie with an actual plot, from this persepective the movie is interesting in a way.

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Watched it yesterday based on this thread.
First, it's in its way an excellent flick (this doesn't mean it's easy to watch unaffected, luckily there are enough scenes suggesting the viewer that it's not meant that viagra-erection-hard seriously) and (I think) a milestone in Balkanese cinema, which I'm quite a fan of. The last scene was an excellent hommage to the 1976 Snuff movie. (A few friends would bitchslap me for this comment, but I think it just became a part of the history of cinema anyways...)
On the "the most extreme movie ever?" question, I think this is not really the point of the movie. (And thinking of it, not sure if the amount of gore & perversion can really reach pieces by Peter Jackson or Lucio Fulci.) I still think the movie is much more about using all the brutality and sickness as a means for telling a story about human suffering, victimhood and illusions of success. Could capture a lot of storylines with the Balkan war, the genocidal campaigns, etc.
I personally don't think it really matches the extremity of Passolini's 100 days of sodom or Lars von Trier's The Antichrist, since I think the movie still keeps placing itself at a reasonable distance from the spectacle, where, on the other hand, the two movies mentioned above are building much more on the participation of the viewer, literally challenging his/her views of his/her own (sexual and social) identity and psychical well-being.

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mmh, curious to see that; I guess it has nothing to do with a film like Hostel which keeps its commercial leanings...?

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mmh, curious to see that; I guess it has nothing to do with a film like Hostel which keeps its commercial leanings...?

Well, I think it is less commercial, but it still operates on the border of mainstream European production. Of course, it's got as well a pile of things that don't belong into mainstream cinema. But I would describe it as a "borderzone" movie, somewhat bringing together some properties of A & B - movies.

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Great movie and one of my favorites for 2010.

According to the movies makers, this movie has to be seen as a political movie, not necessarily as an exploitation / horror movie.
Basicly, it's how the filmmakers felt when Serbia got on their own feet and than got raped as a young nation by their own goverment!
This explains the kid scenes.

I thought those 3 scenes,( if you have seen the movie you know which i am refering too) were a bit too much for me, but i can understand why they were there.

Some other scenes like cutting the head of the woman and fuck her after that, i thought was hilarious.
I also enjoy Nekromantik 1 and 2 and Aftermath and the likes. :laugh:

Anyway, i am sure it's not everyones cup of tea, but personally i though it was an excellent film!

Interviews...although i reccomend the movie first and than seeing the interviews below.

Serbian Film (Srpski Film) - Intro [SXSW Film 2010]
Serbian Film (Srpski Film) - Q&A - Part I of II [SXSW Film 2010]
Serbian Film (Srpski Film) - Q&A - Part II of II [SXSW Film 2010]

And now....i want it uncut on dvd!


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Bub, that was exactly what I was talking about in my prev post.
Three scenes you mentioned - let me guess, two of which were the camera-flashback thing? And the orgy-room one?

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Bub, that was exactly what I was talking about in my prev post.
Three scenes you mentioned - let me guess, two of which were the camera-flashback thing? And the orgy-room one?



Correct. :;):


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Ok, was wondering if the last scene was in that list or not :;):

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I finally watched after having it on my HDD for a while. If I look at the movie as just that, a movie, it's probably one of the most disgusting things I've seen. I don't mean it in a bad way because I enjoy watching brutal horror stuff and disgusting films to see how much I can take. I think I found my goal in this one, but that doesn't mean I'll stop watching this kind of movies.

Worm of Na'Ruq wrote:
And thinking of it, not sure if the amount of gore & perversion can really reach pieces by Peter Jackson

I agree that this one doesn't reach the amount of gore and perversion, but in my opinion the gore and perversion are certainly more disgusting since you can really see that the Jackson films were low budget and it looks very fake, but it seems the people that made Serbian Film had more money. To me, it looks more realistic even though it's in a way more absurd.

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myrkarna_sachnoth_noctrum wrote:
I agree that this one doesn't reach the amount of gore and perversion, but in my opinion the gore and perversion are certainly more disgusting since you can really see that the Jackson films were low budget and it looks very fake, but it seems the people that made Serbian Film had more money. To me, it looks more realistic even though it's in a way more absurd.

You bet. Agreed on the budget thing. The other one is that with the "newborn porn", "bitch-slash" or the "ocular penetration stabwound" scenes, one probably couldn't escape a bit of over-the-top/tongue-in-cheek sentiment that maintains a decent distance between the viewer and the spectacle... (My 2 cents...)

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That was the most disturbing thing I have seen. I don't want to spoil the movie so I won't go into detail but the only scenes that really bothered me was the one where he entered a room with the people under the sheets and the one where he cut off the head. The newborn baby one really didn't get to me as much, I think because the camera angle hid the graphical nature. I laughed quite hard when the director was chanting "This is Film" during the bloodbath taking place.

I think the movie is really a stroke of genius in the way it it is representing Serbia as a nation in the way Bub described and it should definitely be watched for this and not just for a straight up gore movie. It is interesting just to see how the protagonist handles his world going to chaos and how the movie ends.


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It will be out in the Netherlands the 10th this month.....uncut!
A must buy for me! :banana:

It's also out and uncut in Sweden! So, if you live there, wanna buy it. You can! :laugh:


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didn't like it so much... some good moments
but definitely not extreme...and no suspence at all...


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Ruben wrote:
didn't like it so much... some good moments
but definitely not extreme...and no suspence at all...


you're too cool, man!

come on... Newborn porn! Isn't that extreme??

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Blah, I'm from Serbia and I can say that movie is rather pathetic crap to me.
I don't like the camera, don't like the acting (it's truly horrible actually!), the plot isn't well done etc. Shock effect is kinda there with all these over the top graphic and violent scenes, but the problem is that there's not much depth behind it, as it's all pretty much a cheap freudianism.
Yes, there is some socio-political context of always fucked up Balkan situation which stays pretty much unnoticed by an average foreign eye but I find it almost laughable how dumb and stereotypical it is.


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Well, the fascinating thing about film is that there is in fact little in besides what the spectator puts in. Over a year ago, I wrote a paper on the politic/ideology of violence in the film, in short, my conclusion was that there is something more about the way we see corporeality that gives it a political potential. Even though I'm not convinced it's able to fully grasp its transformative possibilities. But maybe it's because I like ambiguity, so that's the personal bias.

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