(Warning: this article can be considered NSFW, especially if you run the trailer that is embedded in it...)
Is Serbia about to become the new Korea?
The question seems preposterous but a close look at recent festivals reveals a surprising number of hard-hitting genre films which are either gobsmackingly beautiful (like "Tears For Sale") or painfully shocking (like "A Serbian Film"). Films where creators are constantly able and willing to "think out-of-the-box", without forgetting to couple strong content to a strong message. And even the last time a Serbian movie did not manage to enthrall me (which was "Devil's Town") I could not deny that it looked competently made with pleasing production values.
So with that in mind I went to see "Life and Death of a Porno Gang" at the Imagine Festival in Amsterdam. And guess what? It's again a pretty strong film, shocking, funny and surprisingly well-made for all of its grungyness...
click the headline for the full review.