Friday, April 09, 2010

SRPSKI FILM vs HARRY KNOWLES

O SRPSKOM FILMU izjasnio se osnivač AICNa, Harry Knowles lično. O njegovoj čitanosti i uticaju ne treba trošiti reči, već se sve zna. Činjenica da je jedan tako uticajan kritičar pisao o SRPSKOM FILMU čini ovaj naslov jednim od internacionalno najintrigantnijih domaćih filmova u poslednjih nekoliko godina. Zaista je teško setiti se našeg filma koji je imao ovoliki odjek a svakako je reč o prvom srpskom naslovu koji je dobio svesrdnu podršku najuticajnijeg filmskog sajta. Evo i njegove kritike SRPSKOG FILMA:

Srpski Film aka SERBIAN FILM is already on its way to becoming a notorious film. This is something that a little bit of excess here or there graphically can provide with little to no skill. I can’t even begin to tell you how many schlocky graphically intense films I’ve been shown in my life that all “Had To Be Seen To Be Believed”.

There are very few that I can then recommend to you, my audience here at AICN.

SERBIAN FILM is a brilliant movie. The very best film that I saw at SXSW 2010. I say that not with a tongue in my cheek, some wicked friendly relationship with the filmmakers… none of that. SERBIAN FILM is so much more than the very little “over the top” imagery that it contains.

Imagine a film written by Paul Schrader at the height of his seventies super powers directed with the handsome presentation of a David Fincher. Now imagine that their subject matter is the very scary world of avant garde illegal former Soviet block Porn production. If you remember a film I recommended way back in 2002, DEMONLOVER, a film featuring Chloe Sevigny, Gina Gershon and some other cool folks – in a way, SERBIAN FILM is the dream film dealing with rough subject matters.

This is an incredibly handsome film, very very Western in its story-telling. Like all films dealing with the “Rabbit Hole” plotline, the movie begins by showing us just what a wonderful family man, Milos the famous porn god is. Milos is retired from porn. Has a stunning wife, a cute kid. But an old co-worker of his, someone he helped make famous with his famous cock. She wants him to get back into the game with the latest holy shit offer of untold fabulous amounts of money TO DO PORN.

Now the main thing about this Milos guy is this. He’s very charismatic. This actor is fantastic…. As perfect for this character as DeNiro was in TAXI DRIVER. He’s just the right guy. You absolutely believe him, his family, his brother who fantasizes about his wife… the whole thing, it just seems right. He doesn’t live in a palace, it is a very middle class looking life style. Apparently the money he’s being offered for this return to the game… could bump him up to the next lifestyle bubble.

The other MAIN character is the mad genius porn director that nobody has any record of… who apparently was a leading Child Psychologist. This actor, who again, I just do not know… He’s perfect. He’s that right layer of slime for the role. He has about as much “Eww” as you’d expect from an Eastern European Porn Director with a Vision. But the actor is perfect. Perfect because… Yeah, run. Seriously, run. If a man that used to be a great Child Psychologist offers you unbelievably fabulous money to star in a porn fucking “to be revealed later” in “situation to be disclosed later” – RUN. Seriously, just fucking run. The actor just sells it. Just don’t accept the offer.

But it is a lot of money. Life changingly ludicrous gobs of money.

For what? 4 days of fucking tops? Sure, why not?

Now for the difficult part. How to describe the rabbit hole that our “hero” plummets through?

I’ve been struggling with this for weeks. I dearly love this movie specifically because I didn’t know the twists and the turns. I love the film because I was expecting something that would probably come across cheap, instead it looks as handsome as the most prestigious film from a major studio.

The first day of shooting is just a little fucked up. Nothing so much as to make you run screaming for your life… but if you know anything about foreshadow, than anyone with the critical mind could imagine where this “artisitic genius of a porn auteur” might be headed. You’d be wrong, but still. It is weird enough that you could lose an erection, or become rock harder, depending on your own degree of wrongitude.

Now at this film’s most intense, it is not… to me… more traumatic than NEKROMANTIK 2, but it is as dark a film as they come. Lovecraft would be proud of this descent into madness ending. However, the ending is exactly the ending it needs to be.

I would fully expect this film to be shortened by a minute or two for domestic distribution. I completely get this situation because in its current state, there are a handful of theaters in the United States that would have the chutzpah to show the film that was shown at Midnight at the Alamo Drafthouse South in Austin. That’s not a false praise, it is a reality.

This is a film that when the prints were made… twice, the film developer burned those prints because they didn’t understand what they were looking at. This is a film that without breaking any major rules… seems to, but again if you take a very reasoned look at what you are seeing at any given moment, you realize what you are not seeing onscreen at the same time.

That said – there is some very realistic simulation of things that in various states, could be deemed illegal – thus, the film will require a few snips. This sucks, but this is the way it is… until there are more theater owners with backbone and integrity to show the best of cinema, no matter its subject matter… until there are distributors that wish to return us to challenging and difficult subject matters told brilliantly… well, until they pick up a film like this. A film that frankly is very very accomplished. A distributor that understands the value of getting it shut down in a few intolerant communities – in order to sell the film in the liberal godless markets in this widely diverse country of ours. This is a film to wake the ire of the right, and bring down the awesome of those that support the arts.

SERBIAN FILM demands to be seen by folks like you that read this site, this is a film that deserves that same kind of demand it support that got PARANORMAL ACTIVITY going… but even that miracle release needed a studio to have the balls to release it and get behind it when the word called for it.

I really do hope you good folks get to see this movie. It is tremendous. One of the best “EXTREME” films to come along in the history of this site. Think of films like OLDBOY, SYMPATHY FOR MR VENGEANCE, IRREVERSIBLE, etc. You know the titles. They’re the films that if you have it, you’ve shown to others – introducing the titles because no studio really did.

I pray that SERBIAN FILM has that kind of future at the very least. We should all be so lucky to see it.

23 Comments:

Anonymous Mishka said...

Komentatori su zashuteli :)

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Max said...

Srpski film je sramota za srpsku kinematografiju! Nismo u stanju da snimimo gledljiv "normalan" film, a kamoli tzv. "mainstream" pa smo počeli da se vadimo na najekstremnije gadosti, baš kao nekada na estetiku "crnog talasa". Poenta je u tome što stranci ne kapiraju prave motive zbog kojih je ovaj film nastao. Oni ovakve ekscese sagledavaju sa dozom sadizma i sažaljenja koliko smo duboko u stanju da se sagnemo i nisko padnemo, kao da nije dovoljno što nas drugi na svakom koraku pljuju i ponižavaju. Verovatno se dive našoj sposobnosti da mrzimo sebe, pretpostavljajući da nam se sve ono u proteklim godinama i desilo zbog toga što smo takvi - bedni. Nažalost, nema dostojnog autora koji je u stanju da snimi film u kome bi smo se afirmisali kao zaslužni da nam se desi i nešto lepo! Srpski film je moralna veleizdaja i poslednji ropac naše kinematografije! R.I.P.

P.S. Ako neko želi da mi da novac da snimim srpskog Ramba ili bar Šindlerovu listu u najboljem duhu holivudske kinematografije, nek se javi!

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Važi Max. Samo ostavi kontakt i zovemo te!

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Martin Silenus said...

Maxe, koj si moj učestvovao u snimanju ovog filma, ako ga sada toliko mrziš? Trebalo je da kažeš "neka hvala, ja ovo ne podržavam, neću da se moje ime pojavi na špici". Da nisi možda, poput glavnog junaka, bio sprečen da pročitaš scenario, pa su te mangupi "navukli" na snimanje "najekstremnije gadosti"? Daj zajebi tu priču. Ako hoćeš da snimaš srpskog Ramba, počni da poput Srđana Spasojevića tražiš finansijere, koji su nezavisni od države. Jer država ti kintu neće dati. Ona se, ako nisi znao, ne pali ni na 'Porno bandu' ni na 'Srpski film' ni na desničarski patriotizam tipa "dosta nam je pljuvanja i samopljivanja po Srbiji". Država se pali samo na parazitiranje, na otimačinu para od građana i njihovo svođenje na prostitutke - da bi funkcionerske guzice mogle da žive udobno što duže. Hajde, prestani da kukaš i proseravaš se, nego budi istinski pobunjenik: uzmi lepo stvar u svoje ruke, prikupi pare i snimi šta ti se hoće. Samo nemoj da snimiš nešto sterilno poput "Svetog Georgija". Toliko.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

e moj max, dobio ti nogu na snimanju pa se sad ljutiš kao malo dete. baš bedno.
ispao si iz ekipe i sad ti je krvio što ipak nisi deo filma o kome svi pričaju, a prilično uticajni kritičari govore u superlativima.
ti kao da si rastao na partizanskim filmovima jer nemaš pojima o filmu.
da nemaš pojima o filmu kao umetnosti vidim iz tvog nepoznavanja cernog talasa. samo napaljeni klinac može da ovako lupeta.
o tvojoj onaniji o rambu i šindleru neću ni trošiti reči.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Max said...

Ha,ha,ha...ovo je super! Fenomenalne pretpostavke, a ono za klinca i otkaz me posebno razgalilo, hvala! Ja samo pišem šta mislim o filmu i to vrlo objektivno, čega na ovom blogu najviše nedostaje. Na kraju krajeva, videćete kada (i ako) film bude prikazan kod nas.
Što se tiče nezavisnih finansijera, i ja bih voleo da mi tata da 700000EUR da snimim film...ali ne da mi!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

max očigledno nije gledao film ali je verovatno prisustvovao snimanju i onda kao neko ko nema dovoljno iskustva misli da je ono što je video na snimanju tako i u filmu. ipak, kada bude pogledao film videće da je pogrešio.

1:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

da, sam sam mu dao mali više kredita nego što bi trebalo. e moj max, nemaš ti pojima.
a vidim da te baš svrbi što reditelj ima pare za film. ko tebi brani da nabaviš kintu ako si baš toliko talentovan.
a činjenica je da nemaš pojima o filmu.
kako možeš nešto objektivno da kažeš o filmu a da ga nisi ni gledao?

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Max said...

Super komentari, baš je zabavno! Ja ovo zbog Dimitrija jer mi je simpatičan...da malo živne blog:)

Inače, slažem se sa komentarom iskusnih stručnjaka da se ne može biti objektivan prema nečemu što nisi ni pogledao, te u to ime OBJEKTIVNO tvrdim da je film najblaže rečeno jadan. Tačnije, jadni su oni koji su ga napravili.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i došli smo do ključne rečenice, tebi u stvari smetaju autori filma!
citiram "Tačnije, jadni su oni koji su ga napravili."
mora da su te šutnuli sa snimanja

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Martin Silenus said...

A, tu smo. "Tata dao pare".

Ahahahahahahahahahaha.

Da je kintu država, onda bi bilo da je Srđan Spasojević "imao vezu".

Maxe, Maxe, možeš samo da mu pljuneš pod prozor.

Nego, pusti sad to. Pošto si očigledno usrao motku sa "Srpskim filmom", daj da vidimo šta ćeš da uradiš sa "Srpskim Rambom".

Pošto tata nema da ti da pare, a kao poštenjačina nemaš ni vezu, daj da vidimo kako da ti pomognemo.

Nizak budžet, batice. Uzmeš kameru i snimaš. Tehnologija uznapredovala, a još i pojeftinila. Video sam ljude da prave čuda sa smešnim budžetom od 10.000 evra.

Ali ti ljudi imaju jaja i ne kukaju kao ti.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ne mora ni kamera. snimi telefonom!
u rukama mandušića vuka...

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Max said...

E hvala na savetima, pravi ste stručnjaci. Vaše iskustvo izbija iz svake rečenice koju napišete, prosto oplemenjujete znanjem i genijalnim idejama. Šta sam drugo mogao očekivati od ovog fan-cluba...

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Martin Silenus said...

Tebi je taj "fan klub" očigledno potreban da bi serviranjem svojih budalaština privlačio pažnju. Okej, Makse, razumem te. Svakom je pažnja potrebna. Ali, tebi baš fali, a?

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Max said...

Da, potrebno je skrenuti pažnju da ova baljezgarija pod nazivom "Srpski film" nema veze sa filmovima Mladena Đorđevića "Made in Serbia" i "Porno bandom", niti pripada nekom talasu! Ne mođe im prići ni po jednom kriterijumu filmske i mentalne estetike! Mladenovi filmovi su veoma dobri filmovi, a "Srpski film" je neopevano s**nj* i nacionalna uvreda i veleizdaja! To je proizvod iskompleksiranih dečaka koji prenose poruke onima koji su ih maltretirali tokom odrastanja, a to prodaju pod parolom nacionalnih kompleksa. Veoma je opasno i zlonamerno poistovećivanje koje mođemo naći na ovom blogu da taj kinematografski idiotizam predstavlja nekakvu katarzu i pročišćenje! Za normalne ljude svakako ne, a za bolesnike je odličan pornografski materijal za masturbaciju i potom povraćanje. Prošetajte kožuricu (ako niste osunećeni-obrezani) gospodine Sileniuse, pa napišite još neki komantar...

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To je proizvod iskompleksiranih dečaka koji prenose poruke onima koji su ih maltretirali tokom odrastanja, a to prodaju pod parolom nacionalnih kompleksa".

da nisi psihijatar maxe?

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maxa je sve.
a ni film nije gledao.
a verovatno je i nevin.
impotentan.
frustiran.
a naginje i istom polu.
zaljubljen u mladena.

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

max je mladen.zavidi što neki drugi film dobija pažnju na blogu pa se javlja da muti vodu.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Jor said...

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9:30 AM  
Anonymous Martin Silenus said...

"maxa je sve.
a ni film nije gledao.
a verovatno je i nevin."

Čuj verovatno. Sigurno. I za to je krivo doba nevinosti. Na žalost, u Srbiji još ne postoji klinika za gubljenje nevinosti. Javlja mi se da će biti napravljena tek 2015. godine. Šta da ti kažem, Maxe. Dotle ćeš morati da cimaš kožuricu...

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Martin Silenus said...

"maxa je sve.
a ni film nije gledao.
a verovatno je i nevin."

Čuj verovatno. Sigurno. I to je posledica Doba nevinosti. Na žalost, u Srbiji još ne postoji klinika za gubljenje nevinosti, a javlja mi se da će biti napravljena tek 2015. godine. Šta da ti kažem, Maxe. Dotle ćeš morati da cimaš kožuricu...

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:-))))))))))))

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Max said...

Unapred se prijavljujem na listu čekanja, a dotle:
Nekom modra kožurica, a nekom i vlažna p*c*!
:)))))))))))

3:45 PM  

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