Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)
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Set in the Nazi-controlled, northern Italian state of Salo in 1944, four dignitaries round up sixteen perfect specimens of youth and take them together with guards, servants and studs to a palace near Marzabotto. In addition, there are four middle-aged women: three of whom recount arousing stories whilst the fourth accompanies on the piano. The story is largely taken up with their recounting the stories of Dante and De Sade: the Circle of Manias, the Circle of Shit and the Circle of Blood. Following this, the youths are executed whilst each libertine takes his turn as voyeur.
Banned in Australia for 17 years
Also Known As:
Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma
Title: Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom
Release Date: October 01, 1977
Runtime: 116 mins
All Genres: Drama, War, Horror
Languages: Italian, French, German
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: (Banned)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Paolo Bonacelli ...The Duke
Giorgio Cataldi ...The Bishop
Umberto Paolo Quintavalle ...The Magistrate (as Umberto P. Quintavalle)
Aldo Valletti ...The President
Caterina Boratto ...Signora Castelli
Elsa De Giorgi ...Signora Maggi
Hélène Surgère ...Signora Vaccari (as Helene Surgere)
Sonia Saviange ...The Pianist
Sergio Fascetti ...Male Victim
Bruno Musso ...Male Victim
Antonio Orlando ...Male Victim
Claudio Cicchetti ...Male Victim
Franco Merli ...Male Victim
Umberto Chessari ...Male Victim
Lamberto Book ...Male Victim
Gaspare Di Jenno ...Male Victim
Giuliana Melis ...Female Victim
Faridah Malik ...Female Victim
Graziella Aniceto ...Female Victim
Renata Moar ...Female Victim
Dorit Henke ...Female Victim
Antiniska Nemour ...Female Victim (as Antinisca Nemour)
Benedetta Gaetani ...Female Victim
Olga Andreis ...Female Victim
Tatiana Mogilansky ...Daughter
Susanna Radaelli ...Daughter
Giuliana Orlandi ...Daughter
Liana Acquaviva ...Daughter
Rinaldo Missaglia ...Guard
Giuseppe Patruno ...Guard
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Alberto De Stefanis
Pier Paolo Pasolini
"Prelude in C minor"
"Prelude in E minor"
"Son tanto triste"
More Movie Taglines:
- Banned in Australia for 17 years
- Now for the first time Australian audiences have the opportunity to judge one of the most controversial films in the history of cinema. A work of rigorous moral intelligence or a descent into a nightmare of cruelty and lust? (1993)
- The final vision of a controversial filmmaker
- The "excrement" in the coprophagia scenes was a mixture of chocolate and orange marmalade.
The August 1998 Criterion was removed from the market due to copyright problems. So, this version of the DVD with the "white ring around the hub" can be easily sold for 600 or more US dollars in good condition. This makes it one of, if not the most, valuable DVD in the world. Bootlegs are extremely common due to its value. Research should be done before purchasing.
The Japanese Region 2 DVD released in 2002 contains several more production photos not seen in any extant version of the film. Among them, a girl strapped into an electric chair (presumably during the final scene) and the bodies of the victims arranged in two rows, some covered with sheets, in the courtyard.
When the movie premiered in West-Germany in February 1976 it was confiscated by the state attorney in order to ban it. The district-court of Stuttgart classified it as pornographic and violence-praising. A few days later though the movie was permitted for entire West-Germany.
SalÃ², in the title, refers to the town in Lake Garda where the film is set. Italians think of SalÃ² as a reminder of the horrors of Benito Mussolini and his regime.
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