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Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) (1976)

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Paolo Bonacelli Paolo Bonacelli
The Duke
Giorgio Cataldi Giorgio Cataldi
The Bishop
Umberto Paolo Quintavalle Umberto Paolo Quintavalle
The Magistrate
Aldo Valletti Aldo Valletti
The President
Caterina Boratto Caterina Boratto
Signora Castelli
Elsa De Giorgi Elsa De Giorgi
Signora Maggi
Hélène Surgère Hélène Surgère
Signora Vaccari
Sonia Saviange Sonia Saviange
The Pianist


Written by
Pier Paolo Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini
(written by)
Marquis de Sade Marquis de Sade
novel Les 120 Journées de Sodome


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3 years, 1 month ago at Apr 3 11:16
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I thought this movie was deeply disturbing but I found it rather dull, boring and with no disturbing atmosphere at all, movies like Cannibal Holocaust had disturbing moments due to the shaky camera effect and the great soundtrack, but this movie with it's lame piano music as the only music in the entire movie had no disturbing atmosphere at all, it seemed there was one act after the other, nothing... read more

Pasolini Murió En Vano.

1 year, 10 months ago at Jul 19 7:16
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Éste film lo ponen siempre en las listas de películas perturbadoras que dejan traumados de por vida a quienes las ven. Por eso, francamente, odio las listas de películas perturbadoras, porque son decepcionantes y solo dicen basura amarillista, cuando las películas que muestran son solo shock barato para apantallar a gente fácil de impresionar. Y esta película no es la excepción. No he leíd... read more

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8 years, 7 months ago at Oct 17 4:41
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I've seen plenty of movies I positively detested, movies so god-awful and atrociously made that it gives me hope as a filmmaker, considering I could do a better job in my fucking sleep. But it is very, very, VERY rare that I find a movie that I actually regretted watching. Even with the worst of the worst movies I've subjected myself to, I never regretted watching them because they gave me insight... read more
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Four fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Release date: 30 January 1976
UPC: 715515009225
Tags: Drama (9), Sadism (9), Italian (8), Italy (8), War (7), WWII (6), 1970s (6), Nazi (5), Based On Novel (5), Disturbing (5), Fascism (5), Torture (4), Gore (4), 1975 (4), Brutality (4), Sex (3), Nihilism (3), Marquis De Sade (3), Storytelling (3), Necrophilia (3)
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walterwhite voted for a review of Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom 1 year, 3 months ago

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"There has probably never been a more agonizing portrayal of the terror of helplessness than Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, in which a small cadre of fascist politicians holds 18 teenagers against their will, repeatedly imposing rapacious tortures on them. That Pier Paolo Pasolini and his collaborators made the film so opulent only makes the den of horrors more infernal; it’s brutal and disgusting but also transfixing and seductive. Salò‘s unbounded horrors of abuse include the prisoners b"


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Pasolini Murió En Vano.

“Éste film lo ponen siempre en las listas de películas perturbadoras que dejan traumados de por vida a quienes las ven. Por eso, francamente, odio las listas de películas perturbadoras, porque son decepcionantes y solo dicen basura amarillista, cuando las películas que muestran son solo shock barato para apantallar a gente fácil de impresionar. Y esta película no es la excepción.

No he leído el libro, por lo que no la juzgaré como una adaptación.

Cuando se trata de crear shock, creo que es importante hacer una pregunta: ¿Para qué? Hay quienes solo buscan ser espectaculares, y hay quienes quieren o aparentan dar un mensaje, como "A Clockwork Orange". Pues "Salo" optó por lo segundo. Pier Paolo Pasolini al ser marxista y habiendo vivido la Italia de Mussolini,” read more

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" What is it about? In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture."


johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years ago

A good movie

“In spite of or because of its controversial reputation, I was quite eager to check this movie. On top of that, it had been years since I saw a movie directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Well, eventually, it definitely deserves its reputation as it was easily one of the most f*cked-up movies I have ever seen and I have seen quite a lot of weird and messed-up flicks. In fact, the sex scenes were not so unbearable but it was the first time I saw a movie dealing with scatology and these scenes were just awful to behold. Later on, it didn't get much better with some horrible torture scenes. Seriously, compared to this movie, such movies like 'Saw' or 'Hostel' were pretty much like a walk in a park. Eventually, what was Pasolini's point? In my opinion, he wanted to show that Fascism was and still is” read more

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