DVD 117 Min. IMDB 6.2
NC-17 (18 And Over)
Salò O Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma
Criterion/Voyager (1975)
In Sammlung

Horror, War, Foreign
USA  /  English

Paolo Bonacelli The Duke
Giorgio Cataldi The Bishop
Umberto Paolo Quintavalle The Magistrate
Aldo Valletti The President
Caterina Boratto Signora Castelli
Elsa De Giorgi Signora Maggi
Hélène Surgère Signora Vaccari
Sonia Saviange The pianist
Sergio Fascetti Sergio - Male Victim
Bruno Musso Male Victim

Regisseur Pier Paolo Pasolini
Produzent Alberto Grimaldi; Alberto De Stefanis; Antonio Girasante
Autor Pupi Avati; Pier Paolo Pasolini; Marquis de Sade

Salò or the 120 days of Sodom, takes place in the Republic of Salò, the Fascist state founded in the Nazi-occupied part of Italy in 1944. The plot is divided in four parts parallel to Dante's Inferno: Anteinferno, Circle of Manias, Circle of Feces, and the Circle of Blood. Four powerful men, a Duke, a Bishop, a Magistrate, and a President agree to marry each other's daughters as the first step in a perverted ceremony. Assisted by several collaborators, they abduct eighteen youngsters (nine young men and nine young women). They subsequently take them to a palace near Marzabotto. Four middle-aged prostitutes who are also collaborators accompany the group. Their function in the debauchery will be to narrate arousing stories for the men of power who will subsequently sadistically exploit their victims. The story depicts the many days at the palace, during which the four men of power devise increasingly abhorrent tortures and humiliations for their own pleasure. A most infamous scene, shows a young woman forced to eat the feces of the Duke; later, the other victims are presented a giant meal of human feces. At story's end, the victims who chose to not collaborate with their fascist tormentors are gruesomely murdered: scalping, branding, tongue and eyes cut out; (see Franco Merli). The viewer is distanced from the grossest tortures, because they are viewed through binoculars. The story's final scene — two young, macho soldiers dancing a waltz, together — embodies Pasolini's vision of life and death: unflinching, dispassionate, yet, humane and (paradoxically) impassioned.

Details der Edition
Barcode 5035673005101
Region Region 2
Erscheinungsdatum 02.04.2001
Verpackung Keep Case
Bildformat Widescreen (1.85:1)
Untertitel English
Layer Einseitig, single layer
Anzahl Disks/Bänder 1

Foreword by Director Pier Paolo Pasolini Director's Biography Poster Gallery Salo Weblink