A Serbian Film is undoubtedly the most shocking horror movie to ever be filmed in such high quality; check out the trailer if you've never seen the unrelenting savagery of the movie itself - or read this breakdown of the movie if you don't mind spoilers.
For context, what a lot of people won't tell you is that the movie's most controversial topic involves raping newborn babies; this is the level of extremity in A Serbian Film.
Five years after the release of A Serbian Film, it was finally screened, uncut, in HD in America (and, yes, a dozen people still walked out of the theater).
The venue for the banned movie was the 9th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival and writer/director Srđan Spasojević was there to talk to The Blood Shed about his controversial movie:
This is not a movie about sex. It’s a metaphor for life in Serbia. There is no sex in Serbia—only pornography.
A Serbian Film is about the lengths a man will go in order to put food on the table for his family
And what is Spasojević's one, single regret about A Serbian Film?
I wish I had made it harder. More extreme.
I'll leave you guys to work out how you can get more extreme than baby raping, it's still morning where I am and I don't want to break my brain by thinking about something that abhorrent.
Still, I adore the movie, and Spasojević is looking forwards rather than backwards for both Serbia and his movie ambitions:
Well, you know, people always want to talk [about A Serbian Film], but I already said everything I wanted to say in the movie. So what else is there? Also, this movie came out 5 years ago, so I want to think about my next movie.