Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom(1975)
Accompanying the libertines at the palace are four middle-aged prostitutes, also collaborators, whose job it is to orchestrate debauched interludes for the men, who sadistically exploit their victims. During the many days at the palace, the four men devise increasingly abhorrent tortures and humiliations for their own pleasure. During breakfast, the daughters enter the dining hall naked to serve food. One of the studs trips and rapes a daughter in front of the crowd, who laugh at her cries of pain. Intrigued, the President moons several slaves before prompting the stud to perform anal sex on him and the Duke sings "Sul Ponte di perati". Signora Vaccari uses a mannequin to demonstrate to the young men and women how to properly masturbate a penis and one of the girls tries to escape, only to have her throat cut. Signora Vaccari continues with her story. Two victims named Sergio and Renata are forced to get married. The ceremony is interrupted when the Duke fondles several victims and sex workers. At the end, Sergio and Renata are forced to fondle each other and the men rape them to stop them from having sex with each other. During this, the Magistrate engages with the Duke in three-way intercourse.
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom(1975)
While collaborating with Citti on the script, Pasolini was compelled to transpose the setting of Salò from 18th-century France (as depicted in de Sade's original book) to the last days of Benito Mussolini's regime in the Republic of Salò in the spring of 1944. Salò is a toponymical metonymy for the Italian Social Republic (RSI) (because Mussolini ruled from this northern town rather than from Rome), which was a puppet state of Nazi Germany. While writing the script, it was decided between Citti and Pasolini that the latter would direct the project, as Citti had planned to write a separate project after completing Salò. Pasolini noted his main contribution to Citti's original screenplay as being its "Dante-esque structure", which Pasolini felt had been de Sade's original intention with the source material.
The film was rejected by the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) in January 1976. It was first screened at the Old Compton Street Cinema Club in Soho, London in 1977, in an uncut form and without certification from BBFC secretary James Ferman; the premises were raided by the Metropolitan Police after a few days. A cut version prepared under Ferman's supervision, again without formal certification, was subsequently screened under cinema club conditions for some years. In 2000, in an uncut form, the film was finally passed for theatrical and video distribution in the United Kingdom.
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom is a not-too-far-fetched allegory about four libertines toward the end of Italian fascism. These four powerful men kidnap eighteen young men and women and transport them an isolated house in the countryside. During the titular 120 days they spend there, the men rape, assault, abuse, and dehumanize the youth in increasingly vile and horrifying ways. One of the most memorable scenes is one in which a libertine defecates on the floor, and forces one of the women to eat it. The camera does not look away.
Fucked Up February as officially come to an end. Some of us are relieved, some of us are sick enough to want it never to end. In any case, we have reviewed the movie deemed by guest star Damian "The Eggman" LaGrasta as a rite of passage if anyone ventures into disturbing horror movies. The movie of course is Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom. A movie so sick and depraved, we had to watch it a second time to fully understand it. The movie background itself is very interesting and shrouded in mystery as the director Pier Paolo Pasolini was killed before its premiere. Young boys and girls are taken by four Italian libertines in fascist Italy during WW2 to re-enact sick and twisted stories over 120 days. Tone and atmosphere alone make this movie stand out among other disturbing movies of the time. While the movie ultimately didn't stand up to being as fucked up as we remembered, it's still high on our list due to the nonchalant manner in which the libertines treat their subjects.Music Credit: Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio _6hQy4elsyHhCOskZo0U5g
Saló / 120 Days of Sodom is from Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, and is a film interpretation of one of the most controversial pieces of literature: 120 Days of Sodom from Marquis de Sade. The film follows four libertine facists who take nine young girls and nine young boys and subject to them to 120 atrocious and horrific days of mental, physical and sexual torture for their pleasure and amusement.
The Attorney General basically indicated in quite a cavalier manner what he thought that teenagers should be able to do to enjoy themselves. I am not so sure that he would be so cavalier today and make comments similar to those he made during the early days of his portfolio responsibilities.
SALÒ was on briefly mentioned in the first Senate estimates of 2011. The court hearing was just days away, so Guy Barnett (Liberal), kept the questions to a minimum. Had his fellow objector, Julian McGauran (Liberal), been present, it would have likely developed into a clash similar to 2010. 041b061a72