Thursday, 18 December 2008

Porno Film


Porno Film; Comedy, Slovenia, 2000; D: Damjan Kozole, S: Matjaž Latin, Natalia Danilova, Primož Petkovšek, Zoran More, Roberto Magnifico

Čarli has curly hair and likes to watch porn movies. As he says himself, he maybe saw over a thousand of them since elementary school. Since he and his friends Frenk and John have poor jobs, they decide to film the first cult Slovenian porn film. During the audition, they hire Olga, a Russian girl, and some three girls who already starred in Hungarian porno films. Čarli is a perfectionist; he forbids the girls to wear socks so that their skin would be smooth but is unable to finally shoot the first scene. He falls in ove with Olga and they have long discussions, but then the Montenegrin mafia appears and picks up the girls who belong to them, while Čarli stays all alone.

Don't get confused by the title because comedy "Porno Film" has only two scenes of intercourse and is actually a parody on the "lack of porn movies" in the area of former Yugoslavia. In an absurd way, it talks about a group of Slovenian slackers who want to make a porn, but since it broke all box office records in it's homeland, it's a pity it's not a better made flick. The rhythm is slow, lax and overstretched (even though the story lasts for only 75 minutes) while the end with the Montenegrin mafia is truly dumb. The best visual part of the film is when director Damjan Kozole "cuts" some bits in time so the shadow of the heroes flip-flops between the left and right side of the wall, and a few occasional dialogues are amusing, like: "There has to be verbal communication in the film!" - "Yes, but also non-verbal communication!" It's a moderately well meaning and solid film, but the Slovenian cinema still doesn't have much to offer. Maybe they still suffer from some kind of a "blockade complex".

Grade:+

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