Salo – 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 22

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AKA: Salo O Le 120 Giornate di Sodoma
Year: 1975
Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Paolo Bonacelli (Duke), Giorgio Cataldi (Bishop), Umberto Paolo Quintavalle (Judge), Aldo Valletti (President), Helene Surgere (Signora Vaccari), Caterina Boratto (Signora Castelli), Elsa De Giorgi (Signora Maggi), Sonia Saviange (Pianist)
Country: Italy
Language: Italian Cinema (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:56:39
Genres: Old-Young, Scat, Torture, Gay-CrossDressing, BDSM, Captivity-Kidnapping, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Voyeur

Plot – Spoilers:
Salo is often at the top of any list or discussion on effed up movies, and there’s a reason why. Not only is it a masterfully directed tale adapted from ‘The 120 Days of Sodom’ by Marquis de Sade, Salo is also as disturbing as movies can get without resorting to gore or explicit sequences.

The Sade book was written in the late 1700s while Salo is set during the final years of WW2. In fact, Salo was the name of a part of Italy under the (puppet) control of Nazi Germany. In this political and social climate, four powerful and wealthy perverted men buy 18 teenagers to partake in extended debauchery and perversion in a palace. Joining them are three madams who helped arrange the teens, a pianist and a group of young soldiers to help maintain decorum and also because some of them have large cocks.

The four Masters include a Judge, some kind of President and two brothers, a Duke and Bishop. Before leaving for the palace, they marry each other’s daughters and these girls join them in the palace. They are always in the nude and mostly servile, helping in serving food and similar docile activities.

The Madams who themselves were abused as children, have grown into facilitators of abuse. They regale the men with perverse stories and incidents from their lives in an attempt to arouse them. The Masters are empty and when fleeting moments of sexual arousal arrive, they are desperate to act immediately upon them.

As the days roll by, the perversions get more and more extreme, culminating in a day of violent excess.

If you’re not a coprophiliac, Salo can be a sort of eye opener on connoisseurs of shit as they provide a delicate examination on the varied tastes and refinements of human shit.

19 thoughts on “Salo – 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

  • September 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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    I don’t think the nazis and fascists would let this happen. I doubt shit like this would happen in a nazi controlled location

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    • October 26, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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      nazi scum were stomped into the mud and left for the rats all over europe

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      • July 14, 2020 at 10:01 am
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        That did not happen. Look up Operation Paperclip.

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  • December 13, 2018 at 11:47 pm
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    Yes true but there are definitely symbolic similarities between the nazis and thier treatment the of the rat Jew race!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    my peepee really hard

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  • October 22, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    And to think that you have to some of the stuff in order to keep your fame. not entirely, but they do perform this kinda stuff in certain rituals at Hollywood. fucked up thing is, it never stops, not really anyway.

    also, this wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I think it’s partially due to me being de-sensitized to this sorta stuff.

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  • April 12, 2020 at 7:06 am
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    Worst movie EVER.

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  • April 16, 2020 at 7:35 pm
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    Fuck you, Kristian.

    Of course this would happen with nazi scum. Go watch some Tucker Carlson, you nazi scum.

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  • May 12, 2020 at 11:06 pm
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    A classic! Will buy a copy and give it to myself! And As I am pretty crazy, I won’t remember I bought it and think it’s really a gift from myself. Then I’ll make love to myself and eat my shit! 😀

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  • June 12, 2020 at 10:06 am
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    I have the most awkward boner

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  • June 22, 2020 at 4:53 pm
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    funnie movie, dey eeta da poo poo

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  • June 22, 2020 at 9:18 pm
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    Why are there so many edgy children in this comment section?

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  • July 9, 2020 at 2:51 am
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    good movie watched it with my grandchildren 10 out of ten family entertainment uwu xd

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  • July 15, 2020 at 1:10 am
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    A perverse film, but one that seems prophetic of the tortures which later occurred at Abu Ghraib. The film proposes the thesis that power only corrupts and disturbs those who hold it, which the later real-life event seems to have confirmed.

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  • July 22, 2020 at 1:18 am
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    I have never understood the hype over this film. Everything feels fake. It tries so hard to shock and that’s its problem. It comes across as boring, pretentious and childish.

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  • July 23, 2020 at 5:14 pm
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    Was looking forward to seeing this as it seems to always be near the top of people’s most disturbing films list. Thanks effedmovies for making it easily available. That said, I absolutely hated it. Boring, comically acted and simply ridiculous. Glad I was finally able to see it so I never have to think about it again. Not because it was disturbing, I found it to fake to effect me. Because it was Just bad. Cheers!

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  • July 25, 2020 at 8:34 am
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    wtf did i just watch. But like if they were alive now they’d all be alt indie kids xd.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 12:49 pm
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    I have heard a lot of people raving about this film and the controversy surrounding it. Sure, the shit eating scenes were a bit out there but apart from that it was boring ( reminded me a bit of Caligula). It was slow, pretentious and self indulgent and in the end pointless.The ending was unsatisfactory leaving viewers hanging and saying wtf. Rate it 4 out of 10.

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