8/21/12

The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009)


The Life and Death of a Porno Gang

During the final days of Slobodan Milošević’s Serbian rule, a young film student named Marko (Mihajlo Jovanovic) becomes desperate to make a feature film. Finally getting a job as an adult film director, he quickly runs afoul of the mob and needs to get out of town fast! Assembling a traveling “porno cabaret” with a group of misfits, Marko and his new friends ride though the quiet countryside in a beat up van performing live sex acts for peasants and farmers. But, life is hard on the road and they are barely making enough money to survive. Marko meets a shady snuff film producer who says they can make a lot more money shooting actual murders, theatrically “performed” on willing participants. This is one offer the struggling porno gang cannot refuse!  via Synapse Films

So yeah.  This came out on DVD and Blu-ray last week.  It keeps getting compared to A Serbian Film but it's nowhere near as dark or shocking or graphic in my opinion, but it is certainly intelligent.  The Life and Death of a Porno Gang isn't just an exploitation film intent on making money by showcasing a lot of gore and boobies (although there is a generous amount of both).  It's reminiscent of Japanese exploitation in that it makes you wonder what the hell you just watched and ponder the meaning of existence at the same time.


You can grab a copy from TLACult who has both the DVD and Blu-ray back in stock.

4 comments:

Jay said...

i don't even...

John Baxter said...

Great review, couldn't agree more especially with the pink films comparison.

Bersercules said...

Wow! I don't even know what to say about this film!!

D4 said...

Intelligent. I wanna see this one.. it's.. I wanna watch it and then show random people who stop at the house is what I want.

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