Thursday, June 9, 2011

There Are No Words...

A Serbian Film (2010) aka Srpski film
Dir - Srdjan Spasojevic

I held off watching this for quite sometime and I'm still not sure what to say. It's a very well made film (especially from a first time director) but the subject matter make it really hard to rate in any conventional way. It's one of those films that really sticks with you and "changes" you because of the dark subject matter and, at times, shocking visuals - much in the same way I felt after first seeing Salo or Antichrist. I do know that after watching this I would gladly show (the very tame by comparison) Human Centipede to a room full of kindergarteners.

This is the type of movie I can't really recommend to anyone. I know fans of horror films who would probably not talk to me again after showing them A Serbian Film and tell them that I "like" it. It's very graphic (I did watch the full uncut 104 minute version) and goes to some very, vary dark places. There is nothing light or enjoyable about this movie. But... it does have something to say and it's not just a bunch of random gross-out scenes just for the hell of it.

Really wish I would have been able to make it to the SXSW/Fantastic Fest screening of this last year to feel the awkward, disturbed vibe in the theater. I'm sure it's the eeriest exiting of a theater the Drafthouse has probably ever seen.

Thanks to Milos I'll never be the same again.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard about this one, and dark as I can take my movies most of the time... I honestly don't think I can do it. I'd imagine that watching this one with other people around would be up there with the most awkward things to do ever.