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Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom


SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM, 1975, MGM Repertory, 117 min. Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini. Be prepared, SALO is not for the weak of heart. The polar opposite of the "Trilogy of Life", SALO depicts with cold precision the sexual and psychological atrocities visited on 16 young men and women held hostage by a group of depraved nobles at the end of WWII. Pasolini based the film on a notorious book by the Marquis de Sade, but shifted the locale to the town of Salo, where Pasolini’s brother was killed during the...more