Prepare Yourselves: A Serbian Film is Coming to North America


To be perfectly honest, I never thought that Srdjan Spasojevic’s controversial horror flick “A Serbian Film” would see a darkened theater here in the United States. The picture’s warped storyline and graphic violence are so shocking and over-the-top that I didn’t think anyone would be willing to take the heat that would surely accompany a theatrical release. Of course, controversy often equals profit, so I’m not overly surprised that someone is going to attempt to cash in on the movie’s notoriety.

Beginning on May 13th, 2011, “A Serbian Film” will hit select North American theaters in an edited form. However, if you think you can stomach the full uncut version of this deeply disturbing endeavor, you can check out a digital edition of the director’s cut of the film on FlixFling. The decision to release the edited version of the film comes on the heels of Sitges festival director Angel Sala being charged with the exhibition of child pornography last year. I can only imagine the uproar “A Serbian Film” is going to make here in North America. I’ll be extremely shocked if nobody gets offended.

Below you can find a pair of US posters for the film, which arrive courtesy of the fine horror-headed folks over at Fangoria.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Hangman's Joke

    Okay now I’m starting to wonder if I saw the uncut form or the one that has 10 minutes cut out of it. Either way I still liked it and wasn’t grossed out by it.

    • Juggernaut

      Wow. You are hardcore! I read the synopsis on wikipedia and was in the fetal position! Lol.

      • Nix

        It’s really not that bad. I dare say, its reputation proceeds it. It’s actually quite ridiculous in its over-the-topness, if you will.

        • Juggernaut

          Some of the stuff described was just horrible sounding. I have a two year old daughter and after reading it I was shaken for a week. Just messed up! I do have a morbid curiosity towards it. However, I know that some things are better left alone. Lol. You can’t un-see some things.

        • Hangman's Joke

          I do agree with you on the reputation proceeding it, but I also have to say that some people who have formed opinions over it are just a bunch of nah I won’t go sounding like a troll. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions on the matter.

      • Gucifer

        is the “fetal position” also in reference to new born porn? … God my sense of humor is fucked.

        • Juggernaut

          Yes it was, and yes it is! Lol.

  • anon

    When I first saw the movie(uncut version), didn’t really understand what is the point of it. It’s so hardcore, like nothing I have ever seen, so unnecessary. I’m Serbian and I know the actors, I mean their previous work, and so when I saw that they are making this movie i was kind of excited. But after seen it i was just confused and disgusted.
    It’s really disturbing and so sick, everyone I know hated it. I don’t hate it, just think it’s too much ado for nothing. :)

  • Qklilx

    There are plenty of movies that are more violent and graphic than this one. The only reason this one got the attention it did is because of the baby and son scenes. It’s an all-right movie, but it’s not worthy of all the controversy.