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|
|Writers||:||Pier Paolo Pasolini|
|Casts||:||Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti, Hélène Surgère, Sonia Saviange, Sergio Fascetti, Bruno Musso, Franco Merli, Rinaldo Missaglia, Giuseppe Patruno, Guido Galletti, Efisio Etzi, Claudio Troccoli, Fabrizio Menichini, Maurizio Valaguzza, Ezio Manni, Caterina Boratto, Elsa De Giorgi, Giuliana Melis, Faridah Malik, Graziella Aniceto, Renata Moar, Dorit Henke, Antiniska Nemour, Benedetta Gaetani, Olga Andreis, Giuliana Melis, Faridah Malik, Graziella Aniceto, Renata Moar, Dorit Henke, Antiniska Nemour, Benedetta Gaetani, Olga Andreis|
|Plot Keywords||:||italy, rape, fascism, nudity, bishop, fascist, sadism, torture, sexual torture, libertine, coprophilia, scat, catholicism|
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.