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'A Serbian Film' To Get NC-17 Theatrical Release, Edited & Unrated VOD Release

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 18, 2011 at 8:43AM

There hasn't been a film more controversial in recent memory than Srdjan Spasojevic's "A Serbian Film." If you thought you could handle torture porn, this one takes it to a whole new level with rape, necrophilia, and pedophilia all depicted quite graphically in the film that supposedly acts as a metaphor for Serbian politics. Coming under fire in nearly every country that has played it -- the British film board cut four minutes before allowing it to be released, while Sitges Festival director Angel Sala faced a lawsuit for programming the movie -- the film will now be getting a U.S. theatrical and VOD release.
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There hasn't been a film more controversial in recent memory than Srdjan Spasojevic's "A Serbian Film." If you thought you could handle torture porn, this one takes it to a whole new level with rape, necrophilia, and pedophilia all depicted quite graphically in the film that supposedly acts as a metaphor for Serbian politics. Coming under fire in nearly every country that has played it -- the British film board cut four minutes before allowing it to be released, while Sitges Festival director Angel Sala faced a lawsuit for programming the movie -- the film will now be getting a U.S. theatrical and VOD release.

Twitch has done some digging and is reporting that low rent distributors Invincible Pictures will be giving the film a limited theatrical release on May 13th in cities still yet to be named. It will arrive on the big screen in an NC-17 cut running 98 minutes, with a longer but still slightly edited unrated version hitting FlixFling at the same time and running 103 minutes. Home video details are still being worked out, but apparently the theatrical version will land on DVD with the stronger cut getting the high-def treatment.

All this to say, we pretty much have no interest. Life is short, and we're pretty sure we can find a better use of two hours rather than watching a glorified snuff movie all in the name of political message or whatever. Maybe Spasojevic might have been better off writing a letter to the editor or something.

This article is related to: Foreign Films, A Serbian Film


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