Monkey rating: 7/10
(coz its too disturbing to give it an honest 8)
Genre: horror, mystery, thriller
Waddabout: A retired porn actor who is struggling to fend for his family is lured into an undisclosed contract to make a new movie that will pay him enough for a lifetime. Only to realize that the movie is not like anything he presumed and he must fight to protect not just himself but also his family and friends from this trap that is fast closing around him.
i say: i have never watched a movie so gruesomely disturbing and yet so artistically perfect at the same time. The only way to see this movie without getting into a moral dilemma is to remember that it is a revolutionary slap on the serbian government and how its treats its people. This movie is the angst of the people put into a film. It depicts how the people are fucked by its government (no pun intended there) and the helplessness of the people in such circumstances.
The acting, casting cinematography, music, script and art direction - and make up too are MIND BLOWING.
That is even more impressive when you consider the fact that this is a movie of a first time director. A feat almost impossible to achieve.
This movie is banned in various countries and that decision is quite controversial, but i must say that i approve of the ban to a certain extent. This movie has really disturbing effects in the mind though it is meant to portray the helplessness of the people of Serbia against its government through its story as a metaphor.
Even reviewing it on video was a difficult task for me. as you can see in the detailed video review below, my uncomfortable is evident - and that's a huge thing considering the fact that not many things have the capability to disturb/shock me:
- Pushkaraj S Shirke