Salo – 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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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.

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

  • June 23, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    this movie is extremely underwhelming, especially when deciding to watch it after reading a bunch of reviews that talk about how “disturbing” it is. didn’t know a movie that mainly consists out of repetitive low end torture and a too large amount of coprophilia is worthy of all this attention. do yourself a favour and DONT waste your time on this bullshit.

  • June 24, 2021 at 8:45 am

    One of my top movies, a classic, a masterpiece, inspired(and representative) by one of the most twisted books ever, 120 days of sodom.

  • August 14, 2021 at 12:41 am

    lmao this movie is okay but nazis wouldnt let this degeneracy happen its against what they were for, this isnt modern america zzz

    • August 14, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      i don’t agree, nazi soldier and Adolf took drugs.. Hard drugs..

    • August 14, 2021 at 7:45 pm

      what are you on lmao

    • October 9, 2021 at 2:02 am

      nazis would let next to any degeneracy happen.
      In any case, the movie isn’t about Nazis so it doesn’t matter

  • August 20, 2021 at 12:18 am

    dis some bullshit!whyy he keep his eyes open while kissing him??!!?!why is that one dude sleeping on a broken bed lower than of the others ,discriminated on the spot .and that talk about it tomorrow 😉 TF!,!?? i really liked that hallway\stairs crap majestic.why was the light on in the girls room ,but not in the boys room???!!discrimination, these little bitches are playing him and he doesn’t even realise .pathetic and very sad!!??the relationship between ,well i don’t know his name the boy with curly blond light brown hair that smiles all the time when looking at this other dude that looks like his dad is hehe interesting ,kinda annoying at times ,but cute .THE first old bitch that told stories was fugly af ,lips like worms ,disgusting and really gross i hated her stupid story .everything she said sounded like vomit .the second one was fat and boring. the third one’s bold and has big forehead .too much shit talking,literally. omfg jesus scared the living shit out of me damn wtf is that eyeshadow on point but in hell da fuck disgusting never watch her tutorials!,!!!looks like the bottom of the mariana trench dead and shitty and pathetic did she spend her whole adult life in water soggy ass noodle wet bread skin dry ass watery resistance smudge old used cow smelly breath !,!,her skin disgusting dried ass flamingo old pie looking ass crusty ass leftovers looking seafood she so old her eyelash turning white!!and who shits that much fucking animals man septic tank her lips look like kids drawing of mf birds ????~????the burning of the dick was erotic i came.the redhead was fucking boring gross underwhelming and miserable glad she’s dead pathetic the eye thing at the end was hot and the skinning was erotic i came again overall a waste of time.

    • September 28, 2021 at 3:16 am

      This comment is a work of art in and of itself.

  • October 9, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Not to sound weird, but I kinda like this movie. Yeah, it’s f*cked up, but in a way it’s also pretty. Music, costumes, actors…if not for the overplayed r*pe and sh*t eating scenes, I would probably re watch this just for the aesthetic.


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