“This is not a movie about sex. It’s a metaphor for life in Serbia. There is no sex in Serbia—only pornography.” Srđan Spasojević
Back in 2015, I had the dubious honor of seeing the extended version of A Serbian Film (the first time this version had ever screened in the USA). When the lights came up, the audience sat in stunned silence; it was a though we had been bonded, like people who endured a shared trauma. Writer/director Srđan Spasojević was on hand for a Q&A, and when someone asked him if there was anything he would change about the film if he could, his answer dropped jaws:
“I wish I had made it harder. More extreme.”
The statement is shocking for that fact that most people couldn’t imagine how a film that includes baby fucking could possibly be any more extreme. Still, it looks like a more extreme version of A Serbian Film could be heading our way after all, as news is coming out of this weekend’s 12th annual Texas Frightmare that an “Ultimate Director’s Cut” is in the works.
Per Dread Central:
Stephen Biro, the head of Unearthed Films, told the crowd last night that the company has landed the US rights to A Serbian Film. They’ll be releasing an “ultimate director’s cut” that’s over 5 minutes longer than what’s been seen. The film’s director, Srdjan Spasojevic, also has over 60 hours of behind-the-scenes footage to cut into special features.
If you’re unfamiliar with A Serbian Film, check out the trailer and synopsis below; it goes without saying that the film is extremely disturbing.
Official Synopsis: An aging porn star (Srdjan Todorovic) who’s struggling to provide for his family agrees to make a film that, unbeknown to him, contains themes of pedophilia, necrophilia and may end with his death.