'Most Disgusting Film Of All Time' Is Getting An Uncut, Uncensored Edition 10 Years After Release
It's regularly been dubbed as the 'most disgusting movie ever made', and it's about to get an 'uncut and uncensored' release 10 years after its debut.
The synopsis for A Serbian Film is as follows: "Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife Maria and six-year-old son Petar in tumultuous Serbia, trying to make ends meet.
"A sudden call from his former colleague Layla will change everything. Aware of his financial problems, Layla introduces Milos to Vukmir - a mysterious, menacing and politically powerful figure in the pornographic business.
"A leading role in Vukmir's production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives.
"From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem devised by his employer, 'the director' of his destiny. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he's put into, and save his family's life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything - his pride, his morality, his sanity, and maybe even his own life."
The horror flick caused widespread backlash upon its release, to the point where it was banned in Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Norway, and was temporarily banned from screening in Brazil.
Amid viewers biggest complaints are a slew of incredibly violent and grotesque scenes which we won't even begin to describe because, honestly, they're seriously messed up.
In fact, A Serbian film is so unnerving that many describe feeling 'empty' after viewing the confronting film.
One US film distributor even fainted as he tried to leave a screening of the film, hitting his head on the door and requiring stitches stitches.
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"He was getting really disturbed and he felt he was going to faint," recalled Thomas Ashley, the boss of Invincible Films, the US distributor for which the man worked.
"At the time, we were both sitting on the floor because the theatre was completely full. He tapped me on the shoulder and said I need to go. He got up and ended up fainting and collapsing."
Director Srđan Spasojević has explained over the years that the graphic imagery and disturbing plot are symbolic of the political turmoil present in the country.
"We just wanted to express our deepest and honest feelings towards our region and also the world in general - a world that is sugarcoated in political correctness, but also very rotten under that façade - with a movie style we liked," he told Indie Wire.
"The major metaphorical take was to treat real life as pornography. The main character in the film could be a singer, a manager or a baker; he would end up the same - rape and [then be] killed.
"I didn't want to express my political choices. But it was inevitable, because in Serbia a big part of our lives is about politics.
"In Serbia, the biggest stars on television are politicians. It also looks like pornography; it's about power, influence and all of those things. The last few decades of war have left a political and social nightmare here in Serbia."
In addition to the uncut, uncensored version of the film, viewers will also get to watch commentary with Srdjan Spasojevic, Stephen Biro, Joe Lynch and Adam Green of The Movie Crypt, a Q&A with Srdjan Spasojevic and Jelena Gavrilović as well as from the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
There is also A Serbian Film Exhibition, a preview to A Serbian Documentary, a Behind the Scenes of NP and a photo gallery.
Featured Image Credit: Invincible
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