The Life and Death...
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The Life and Death of a Porno Gang

Screening:

    Saturday 10 Oct 21:30

Runtime:

90 mins

Director: Mladen Djordjevic Country: Serbia
Writer: Mladen Djordjevic Original Format: 35mm
Dir. of Photography: Nemanja Jovanov Print Source: Mladen Djordjevic
Producer: N/A
Cast: Mihajlo Z. Jovanovic, Ana Acimovic, Predrag Damnjanovic

Film Details

Short Synopsis:

Synopsis coming soon.

Review:

Marko, a young director from Belgrade, wants more out of life than fifteen-minute quickie porn and sex with inflatable pigs. Thus the porno gang is born in worship of Eros, the god of lust, beauty, and intercourse, with no premonitions of the dangerous road ahead.

Marko’s cast of societal misfits including a fat and proud would-be manicurist, gay lovers dying of aids, and a washed up actress become the players in Belgrade’s first porn-theatre, marrying pure pornography with social and political issues. Due to bad press in the city as well as an influential porn director whom Marko has wronged, the group is run out of town and forced to tour in Serbian villages. Their celebration of sex takes a turn for the sinister when they are offered an opportunity to make snuff films. Out of desperation and Marko’s need to distinguish himself as a filmmaker, the group agrees to film suicides on the side for those who wish to end their life. With this decision they dig their own graves, and fall deeper into the dust of death and moral destruction from which they cannot and will not escape.
 
The Life and Death of a Porno Gang is truly unique road movie, which brings to light a number of social issues in Serbia, delving into the changes that occurred post Milosevic, whilst examining the differences between urban and rural life and the social outcasts of society.

MH

"Simply put, this is the gutsiest, most shocking film of 2009. It is to Serbian culture what CLOCKWORK ORANGE was to Great Britain.  With this film, about a travelling "porno cabaret"  who travel from village to village performing unusual live sex acts as a means of sexual confrontation, before taking their disciplines into darker, deadlier places, writer/ director Mladen Djordjevic joins ranks with Gaspar Noé,  Lars Von Trier, Takashi Miike and Michael Haneke as one of the most daring and provocative filmmakers working today. You likely haven't heard of this film because, aside from the always-great Raindance Film Festival in the UK, most fests have been too  scared to go near it (to be fair, the film does plainly break obscenity codes in many parts of the world)"

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