'Torture porn' release has 4.11 minutes of content shaved off
Controversial ‘torture porn’ movie A Serbian Film has become the most cut film in 16 years.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has said that the dark thriller, which features disturbing scenes of violence and sex, has had four minutes and 11 seconds of its original content removed.
The movie was written by Serbian horror film critic Aleksandar Radivojevic – who described the movie as, “A diary of our molestation by the Serbian government” – and was directed by Srdjan Spasojevic.
In the past the BBFC claimed that it “rarely cuts” cinema releases with an 18 certificate.
A BBFC spokeswoman said of A Serbian Film: “A number of cuts were required to remove elements of sexual violence that tend to eroticise or endorse sexual violence.”
A Serbian Film is released in the UK on December 10 – although distributors Revolver Entertainment said it “does not yet know” how many cinemas it will be shown in.
Westminster Council banned the move from being shown during the annual Frightfest film festival in August.
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