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PostHeaderIcon Srpski Film (Serbian Film) Review

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Milos is a former adult film star who is down on his luck financially. When he receives a call from his long-time movie actress partner, Layla, he welcomes her call. Apparently she’s heard that a new film director wants to hire Milos to star in his “artistically-designed” adult film for a very generous price. He is easily lured form his semi-retirement by the lucrative offer, agreeing to meet the director in an isolated mansion.

If you are reading this you may have heard about the hype surrounding A Serbian Film, and if not then it is an extreme and graphic movie that tries to push the limits of cinema. Does it succeed in pushing the limits? Yes and No. It is definitely very graphic and unless you can handle extreme situations it might make you sick, but remember it is just a movie. Unlike a lot of shocking, disturbing, graphic, etc films out there, A Serbian Film does make a decent movie out of itself also. It has a plot, direction and does make a statement with an ending.

Will people enjoy the movie? Enjoy is not the word, but it should bring up many emotions in the viewer and succeeds in that aspect. Some may wonder what happens exactly in the film to make it so disturbing, but I won’t put any spoilers and just say the situations involve lots of sex, torture, killing, heavy subject matter involving children and more. If you try to think about as many bad subjects as you can you will probably miss some of the subjects gone over in the film. Overall it is a decent film, but is not for everyone and people looking for the most disgusting movie ever will be disappointed and people not knowing what they are getting into will turn it off. Looking at the movie as a whole it mixed cinema with horror and did sicken me while watching it, but I understood the message the film brought and did succeed in that aspect.

My Rating: 7/10

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Originally posted 2010-07-27 10:36:25.

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PostHeaderIcon The Daisy Chain Review

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Martha, an emotionally fragile mother, who moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby daughter. Whilst there, the couple decide to take in a disturbed and orphaned autistic girl called Daisy. Uncommunicative and greatly scarred by the violent death of her parents, Daisy gradually warms to her new surroundings. But, as a series of strange occurrences begin to be linked to the little girl, Martha and Tomas begin to hear rumors from the locals that Daisy might be something far more malevolent than she seems.

If you’ve seen the movie Orphan, then you have seen the better movie of what The Daisy Chain tried to pull off. In fact if you read the plot outline above, then you basically know what to expect with the film and there are no real twists or surprises. I will digress a little and get into some of the few positives of the film. The location and scenery was very fitting for the film and allowed the film to progress without any of the events taking it too far out of hand. The acting was decent and believable enough, but the script and direction felt lacking.

The pacing of the film was very slow and constantly found myself bored hoping something more interesting would happen, but unfortunately that never really happened. The Daisy Chain is far more drama than thriller and there was very little tension throughout the film. Without spoiling it, What disappointed me most was the ending. The film might have been able to have been saved with a good ending, but the ending was terrible as it left so many things unresolved and made what you had watched pretty pointless. It’s hard to recommend the film, but if you do watch it, know what to expect.

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My Rating: 3/10

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Originally posted 2010-04-19 06:46:39.

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