Mladen Djordjevic

  • Mladen Djordjevic – Zivot i smrt porno bande AKA The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009)

    2001-2010DramaHorrorMladen DjordjevicQueer Cinema(s)Serbia

    Young director Marko, after several unsuccessful attempts to shoot his first feature film, makes an acquaintance with a porn director Cane and starts making films with him, showing his anger towards the society he lives in. After the conflict with Cane he starts his own porn cabaret club in which the socio-political shows are frequently performed. He gathers porn stars around himself. Gay couple Johnny and Max, a transvestite Ceca, junkies Rade and Darinka and others. However, Cane’s brother who is a policeman interrupts a premiere, the press destroys them as well, and Marko decides he should leave Belgrade and have a tour around Serbia with his crew. Read More »

  • Mladen Djordjevic – Made in Serbia (2005)

    DocumentaryEroticaMladen DjordjevicSerbia

    How to approach Mladen Djordjevic’s first film, a documentary on the Balkan porn industry, in the wake of the current crop of transgressive cinema coming out Serbia? It is cheap and shoddy and experimental – pretty much a on-the-job-training-ground for the wonderful and excellent follow-up, The Life and Death of A Porno Gang which lifts the best and most interesting visuals and story elements to puts them in service of a vastly improved narrative and artistic framework. The eventual (hopefully soon) DVD release of latter by Synapse Films will have Made in Serbia included as a supplementary feature; and that is about right place for it. It is overreaching and unwieldy at times, but this 97 minute feature is not completely devoid of charms and insight.Read More »

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