Milosh, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife Maria and six-year old son Petar in tumultuous Serbia, trying to make ends meet. A sudden call from his former colleague Layla will change everything. She introduces Milosh to Vukmir—mysterious, menacing and a politically powerful figure in the pornographic business. A leading role in Vukmir’s new production will provide financial support to Milosh and his family for the rest of their lives. From then on, Milosh is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem devised by his employer. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he’s put into, and save his family’s life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything – his pride, his morality, his sanity, and maybe even his own life. —SXSW
Film was made to show to the world through allegory what serbian people through last 15 years endured. The point was that you should trough shock feel, emotionaly, pain of one nation. I think, unless director lied about his point, that this film is bold. Ofcourse, everybody can judge for themself is this the way to prove some point, or can a point of this kind, be, trough this kind of shock, proven. That I don't know.
It had the soundtrack of a porn movie, lame in every way. Most of the sex scenes didn't look real. This movie is really sick but none of the strong scenes 'get you'. You can't feel anything in the whole movie, it doesn't really shock you like it's supposed to do. There are some really gross parts but they also don't really gross you out like it should. It was like a really tragic porno to me.
Well-made, but ultimately silly and tedious. And not even gonzo or batshit enough to be enjoyably bad; whatever message it's trying to convey, it does so with the straightest and most somber face possible. Confuses puerile shock tactics with provocative artistic statements to the point that the only shock I felt came when I checked the clock & saw how much of it was left. If tedium scares you, tho, grab yr popcorn.
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