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

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 13550

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 33

Theatrical Release Date: 10/03/1977

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/26/2008

Language: Italian

Genre: Drama, Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

I have little to no idea what to think of this malicious circus of fascist sadism. "Salo" is one movie you can go your whole without seeing.

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 07/30/2012

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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Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

To the Extreme

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/19/2012

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 - …

Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Atypical, Disturbing but Strangely Engaging

Franz Patrick - wrote on 05/14/2009

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 Hélène Surgère). 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 …

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