Tossing Salt Presents:
Movie Review: A Serbian Film
May 3, 2022
Well, today I watched a film that I can honestly say was probably the sickest film I’ve ever seen in my entire life. It’s called A Serbian Film. It came out in 2010, written by Aleksandar Radivojevic and directed by Srdjan Spasojevic. And I don’t think I’ll be sleeping well tonight.
What started off as a conversation on Twitter about the most bizarre movie ever seen led to this movie being recommended for me to watch. Well, actually it was mentioned and I was warned against watching it, but being me, a warning not to watch is the best incentive in the world to watch. I wish now that I had listened to the warnings.
The plot is simple at first. A retired porn star is offered a lot of money to take part in a special porn. What follows is a psychological roller coaster of a ride with murder, necrophilia, rape, incest, child-rape and something called newborn porn. No, you’re not misreading that and it is as vile and sickening as it sounds. There’s lots of nudity and explicit sex, as you would probably expect. I’m not a prude by any means, but the nakedness wasn’t erotic in the slightest. It was just a part of a sick and twisted story that was hard to watch, but impossible to turn away from at the same time.
The main character, Milos, the retired porn star, is a decent guy with a beautiful wife and a beautiful little boy. He’s just doing what he must to look out for the family and to say that it got out of control is definitely an understatement. To think that someone thought of this movie, wrote a script, and actually put it to film makes me wonder just how twisted and sick these people really are. Suffice it to say that I hope neither the writer or director of this movie ever move into my neighborhood. I like dark and twisted, but this was too much, even for me.
Let me close this up by saying that this movie is not bad. Not really. But it is graphic, disturbing, sick as fuck, traumatic, and not something I’d recommend for anyone with a heart, feelings, or conscious. But if you do start watching, it’s hard to stop, turn away from, or leave until the end. And that last scene at the end, you’ll wish otherwise. Believe me on that.
The acting is excellent andvery believable. Too real at times, so kudos to the actors and crew. But if you’re looking for a thrill and pleasant way to pass the evening and want a movie to watch, this isn’t it. I’ll repeat that. This isn’t it. ‘Nuff said!
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, or any questions are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and be good. I’ll see you at the Concession Stand.