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    The only one I've seen on that whole list is "I Saw The Devil" and I fucking love that movie, need to watch it again. Some of those I've heard about and would like to see, some of them though I've either heard about, or just seeing the ads and stuff just never was interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldwin View Post

    - "Snowtown" is an excellently made movie, and it's the only excellent movie I warn my friends to never, ever watch. It's possibly the only movie I've ever seen to negatively affect my life. You will honestly live a happier life if you've never seen it. Snowtown should be on that list.


    - "Come And See" is a movie I've only heard of in hushed whispers and rumours. It's supposedly the most disturbing movie ever made. It supposedly makes 'Serbian Film' and 'Salo' look like teenagers clumsily trying to shock people by shouting 'FAG' on the internet. I can't personally vouch for whether or not it lives up to its reputation, but I seriously wouldn't recommend trying to find this movie.
    Anytime I read this kind of thing, that's it, I'm off trying to find these films before I can think twice.

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    Why would depictions of imaginary acts of violence destroy my faith in humanity? None of these films show a picture of humanity in general, only a few sick individuals. Has nothing to do with humanity.

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    Srpski Film/A Serbian Film. I haven't actually watched it and I never will. I have quite a few friends who have, and they have said it's awful and disgusting - not only the content, but how this guy inherited dirty money from his parents, went abroad for years, and then came back to make a film depicting his fellow countrymen as the lowest slime possible.
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    This is basically what the creators of A Serbian Film said - it's commentary on how the Serbian government is fucking everyone. If that's really what it's about, there are certainly better ways to tell that. I can't approve of children acting in a movie in which their characters are raped in the film.
    I've seen A Serbian Film. It is the most violent fictional film I have seen, but when you know that it's all fake you don't get that sensation of it being really disgusting. I've seen my share of actual gore and snuff, and such films are much more horrifying when you know that there are real humans experiencing the gruesome acts you see before you.

    I chose to see A Serbian Film because of how notoriously gruesome it is supposed to be, and the all violence blinded me from seeing the deeper political meaning behind it. I only understood that when reading the film's wikipedia article afterwards. I agree that there are better ways of conveying this message. However, I rewatched the film some time later because I showed it to some of my friends. This time around, knowing what the deeper political message was supposed to be, I actually got it. It is very discrete and subtle, but there are hints here and there throughout the film which give it away. For instance, they mention that the film director in the film has the same name as one of the Serbian generals who was convicted in Hague after the Yugoslav Wars.
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    Oldboy was a good movie. As was The Killing Fields. Martyrs had people raving but it was a trainwreck of a movie and completely uninteresting past its first ten minutes.

    But out of those, only The Killing Fields could even partly make you 'lose faith in humanity.' This list seems completely bizarre for that. It's peppered with movies about things that are depressing and then a few genuine explorations of broken stories, and then it's off to decide who saw Ichii the Killer first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAndLov View Post
    I've seen A Serbian Film. It is the most violent fictional film I have seen, but when you know that it's all fake you don't get that sensation of it being really disgusting. I've seen my share of actual gore and snuff, and such films are much more horrifying when you know that there are real humans experiencing the gruesome acts you see before you.
    The things that are depicted are not just made up from the creator's head, though. These *are* real things that happen, and the fact that someone wanted to show these things in a movie makes me hate the creator. It's always kind of an intentional hyperbole to say "faith in humanity"... I thought that was common knowledge. Nobody would actually say that one person or a few people can ruin their faith in all of humanity. But the creator of that film is sick, and I still don't believe it's much more than a gore horror for shock value.
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    There is a lot of mystery surrounding the death of the director of Salo. Some people think he was murdered because of it. Others believe it was suicide, while others believe the Italian government did it.
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    I agree for Dancer in the Dark and Requiem for a dream.

    I actually never saw that 2nd one to the end. The scene when the mother runs in the subway completely high with her red dress and is rejected when she is finally in front of the TV building killed me and I left the theater. This is the only time I ever left before the end...

    Dancer in the Dark... After the ending credits, I just stayed in my chair for a few minutes crying... like other people... that was weird.

    Most of the other films in that list seem to me like they are horror movies...

    Horror movies don't destroy your faith in humanity... to me, movies in that category are the ones that make you go out in the theater thinking that life is crap and that you can never be happy again. I call that the "Dementor's effect".

    Other films in that category to me:

    - Brokeback Mountain
    - Million Dollar Baby

    And the worst of the worst :

    Revolutionary Road by Sam Mendes (the OTHER movie with Kate and Leo ).

    This one is the worst because it could just be any couple. Identification is so easy that you end up devastated...

    Did anyone see a german movie called Das Experiment ? That was kind of depressing too... and smart untill it became yet another action movie.
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    If the motives behind making the movie count, then 'Female Slave's Revenge' deserves a mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAndLov View Post
    Why would depictions of imaginary acts of violence destroy my faith in humanity?
    I've basically been thinking that myself. I lost my faith in humanity a long time ago just reading the news and studying history. If "faith in humanity" is taken to mean a belief humanity is not capable of endless cruelty and violence, which it generally seems to mean. There is a balance, though, as a whole. Our species is capable of wonderful things seemingly just as much as terrible things, well, that's debatable, but at least many wonderful things. A film is never really going to affect my opinion of humanity, even one based on a true story.

    Quote Originally Posted by RageAndLov View Post
    when you know that it's all fake you don't get that sensation of it being really disgusting. I've seen my share of actual gore and snuff, and such films are much more horrifying when you know that there are real humans experiencing the gruesome acts you see before you.
    I was thinking this too. Although torture porn films, like the Saw franchise for example, do make me feel a little ill at times I can watch it much more easily than I could watch a real life medical program showing people with horrific injuries. And I agree that once you've seen your share of gore and snuff it causes you to re-evaluate your perspective on this stuff.
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