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Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom ( Saló, o le Centoventi Giornate di Sodoma ) (1977) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

13304

Avg. Rating:

2.21/4

# of Ratings:

31

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Rating:

NR

Language:

Italian

Theater Date:

10/03/1977

DVD Release:

08/26/2008

Director:

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Actors:

Paolo Bonacelli
Giorgio Cataldi
Umberto Paolo Quintavalle
Aldo Valletti
Caterina Boratto
Elsa De Giorgi

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Pier Paolo Pasolini controversial film against fascism features four dignitaries at a palace in Nazi-controlled Italy as they subject 16 perfect specimens of youth to mental and physical cruelty, all the while they looking on, recounting stories of Dante and De Sade. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 07/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

Depraved and sickening on the highest level. This is one movie that would be hard for anyone to watch and that's the reason I can't recommend it. However, despite the painfully disgusting things that happen here, the film still has merit. It's purpose is not to exploit for the sake of it (like recent films of this nature), but to be anti-fascist. Whatever you do get out of this movie one thing is for certain, it will leave a lasting impression.

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  SteelCity99
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04/15/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Salo

In the process of finding the correct first sentence to begin with a proper review of Pier Paolo Pasolini's last film Salň o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma, I failed miserably. In fact, I have already written it... it's somewhat hilarious. Words cannot and will not suffice for properly describing the artful subjectivity and political power of this extraordinary piece of art. Open-minded masses, supporter of all artistic expressions and, specifically, Pasolini fans cannot avoid the great personal amazement, pride and joy towards a director that never hesitated to express his anarchic, totalitarian and Marxist ideas through his religious and political manifestos, his daring and controversial magnum opuses, his visionary and influential masterworks. Salň o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma is definitely ...

 

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  Chris Kavan
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04/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

To the Extreme

It's hard to review such a divisive film - I mean, when your basing your film off the writing of the Marquis de Sade, and making an anti-fascist statement - you're not going to get rainbows and butterflies, but instead inhumane depravity such as the material proscribes. This movie doesn't push boundaries, it blows them apart with C4, then grinds the remains through a woodchipper, throws that in vat of acid and sacrifices the whole thing to the world's most active volcano.

A group of 18 teens are led to a secluded villa presided over by four men and four women - who essentially do whatever they want with these charges. This a film where forced sodomy is just an everyday occurrence - where excrement is served as a meal, where praying or even acknowledging God is punishable by death - but...

Rating of
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  Franz Patrick
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05/14/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Atypical, Disturbing but Strangely Engaging

Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini paints a deeply disturbing film about Nazis who kidnapped eighteen teenagers from their homes and subjected them in all kinds of physical, sexual and mental embarrassment (”torture” is the more accurate word to be perfectly honest). Out of those eight Nazis four were men (Paolo Bonacelli as The Duke, Giorgio Cataldi as The Bishop, Umbero Paolo Quintavalle as The Magistrate and Aldo Valletti as The President) and four were women (Caterina Boratto, Elsa De Giorgi, Sonia Saviange and Hélčne Surgčre). I have a penchant for films that defy the norm; though this film definitely fits in that category, I must admit that even this one was too much for me. It’s one thing when the audiences are forced to hear stories about the prostitutes’ personal experiences wi...

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3/4 

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