Salo – 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 357

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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.

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September 18, 2023 6:02 pm

I saw many fuck up things in my life, but this nearly destroyed me both mentally and physically.
I just fucking can t watch this film one more time not anymore.

I seriously want to end my existence just knowing “that” shit took place

I’m done here.

September 10, 2023 1:19 am

Alguien tienw con subtitulos en español?

June 27, 2023 9:36 am

im too high 4 this shit

May 24, 2023 12:56 am

what the fuck did i just watch.

Reply to  jason
June 6, 2023 11:51 pm

You saw terrific things that should not have been seen by innocent people .

May 20, 2023 6:14 pm

This is so high up on many peoples disturbing film list, frankly it’s a 5/10 the special effects are pretty decent for 1975 like the eyeball part was kinda cool, but there is so much unnecessary shit, the acting was so terrible and all the shots feel very awkward.
I’m glad to check it off my list but the only good thing was the portrayal of nazis and fascist (them eating literal shit) the plot is intriguing but lacks development. And lastly that was the worst ending I’ve seen to a movie in a long time, leaves you bored (the torture was mid)

May 7, 2023 3:02 pm

I just don’t understand…

April 24, 2023 10:29 am

byee.. why are they so small..

Reply to  kuromi
September 3, 2023 9:14 am

riight only saw one that was an ok siz