Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
6.2/10 by 212 users

Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.

Original Title:Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma
Release Date:November 22, 1975
Production Company:Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA), The Criterion Collection
Production Countries:France, Italy
Director:Pier Paolo Pasolini, Beatrice Banfi
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Plot Keywords:italy, rape, fascism, nudity, bishop, fascist, sadism, torture, sexual torture, libertine, coprophilia, scat, catholicism
  • Don't judge this film too quickly.
    April 30, 1999
    It appears most people find this movie to be sick, pointless, and without substance. That's unfair.
    This is the strongest movie I've ever seen, and it made an IMPORTANT impression on me, a big horrorflick-devotee. It made me question a lot of things about former favourite films, and made me realize how sick it is to make horror and violence into entertainment. The problem with most movies is that violence is not portrayed violent enough, horror isn't portrayed horrible enough. Most 'thriller' films have these ingredients softened so that people can enjoy it, and THAT'S sick. This movie is SANE. It shows horror and violence as it IS - totally revolting and disgusting.
    I sat as on needles for 1 hour 40 minutes, and felt really bad watching this film. It grossed me out, but I understood why this film is both good and important. It gives a sane perspective on violence, as opposed to SICK, SICK Hollywood-action where people get killed by 'heroes' and nobody raises an eyebrow.