“It wasn’t the graphic sex or the ultra-violence that got me, the punch to the gut comes from the use of children. It’s what sets A SERBIAN FILM apart from the rest of the extreme pack and the main reason the movie is being talked about so much.”
I like twisted, disturbing, indie. After all, aren’t my stories just that? However, sometimes I don’t enjoy it.
This is one of those times. And three-quarters in the film, I felt as baffled by it all as the protagonist seemed to be.
The review goes on to ask why do films like these are made. Well, it is like asking me why do you write the genre you write. Because I have something to say, a story to tell, even because I want to make a statement and because art is art and true art has always something to say, be it negative or positive. And this is just how I feel about A Serbian Film.
I am not certain of the message the film was trying to conveying or even if it had one, but if it did I feel it might have been more than one.
The use of children didn’t bother me in the least, but I did find the film realistic maybe, but chauvinistic in places even though I thought there was a redeeming feature towards the end.
The most disturbing thing for me was one of the last scenes, where the MC is so hyped with Viagra that he’s literally like a bull and finds that he’s brother is having sex with his wife and he himself is having sex with his son and the director comments, “Here it is. A real Serbian family.”
Watch it if you want to be shocked and have your morals tested, if not, leave it alone.