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A Serbian Film unrated trailer online

ASerbianFilm.jpgAn unrated, presumably in America, trailer for A Serbian Film has arrived online, and I'm shocked and surprised. Not at how shocking and upsetting the trailer is, which is what I expected from an unrated trailer from the film, but how much it isn't shocking or upsetting. In fact I wonder why this is unrated at all.

The film has been getting a lot of commentary about how tough and gritty the horror film is, but from this trailer you wouldn't think that, in fact it looks pretty creepy and really well filmed from this trailer.

I do wonder what brought this trailer to being unrated, is it the fact that there's a fair bit of blood and upset people in it? Is it that it wasn't submitted to get a rating? Or more likely is it the fact that there are a lot of thrusting movements from characters and a fair amount of naked flesh when the square inches are counted?

That's probably more the case, especially if it's unrated for America, too much hinting at sex. Yeah, well there's hinting at death and murder, but I'm sure that won't matter. Can't corrupt everyone with something as everyday as sex.

Anyway, rant away, A Serbian Film tells the story of...here's the blurb:

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. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem devised by his employer, "the director" of his destiny. Vukmir and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. 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

Here's the unrated trailer:

Then, as an addition, here's some extra footage together with some reviewer quotes about the film, all of which paint a dark picture. I just wish the trailer had:

I'm going to step back a bit too and deliver a few more trailers on the film to give you more of a taste, because I haven't really visited this film before and that opening trailer did draw my attention.

Here's an International trailer for the film:

Now here's a red band feature trailer:

...and another red band trailer:

...and another!

Okay after all that I really am intrigued. While the film is getting a limited, and I would imagine very limited, release in America on the 13th of May, following an equally limited release in the UK which came in December of last year, there's nothing else scheduled for a release.

I'm wondering what the unrestrained DVD release might hold, especially when a shortened blurb I read said that the main character discovers that he...

...has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

I can see why the limited release.



I remember the controversy surrounding this when it was hitting the headlines in the UK press, and unfortunately the only thing that ends up shocking, is how bad a film it is. Worse, the opening twenty minutes hint at what a really good film it could have been.


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