History Film / SaloOrThe120DaysOfSodom

15th Jul '17 10:18:10 AM nombretomado
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Based on the novel ''Literature/The120DaysOfSodom'', one of the most infamous works by the Creator/MarquisDeSade, which many critics attest is even nastier than the film, the film transplants the book's plot from the setting of 18th Century France to the Nazi puppet-state of the Italian Social Republic (also called Salò) in northern Italy in 1944 during WorldWarII. Four fascist libertines known as the Duke, the Bishop, the Magistrate and the President, knowing that the allies will soon overcome Germany thereby dissolving their power, decide to have one last hoorah by having their private army abduct eighteen attractive teenagers (9 boys and 9 girls) from the local countryside and bring them to a deserted villa. From there, the fun begins with the hapless youths being subjected to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

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Based on the novel ''Literature/The120DaysOfSodom'', one of the most infamous works by the Creator/MarquisDeSade, which many critics attest is even nastier than the film, the film transplants the book's plot from the setting of 18th Century France to the Nazi puppet-state of the Italian Social Republic (also called Salò) in northern Italy in 1944 during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Four fascist libertines known as the Duke, the Bishop, the Magistrate and the President, knowing that the allies will soon overcome Germany thereby dissolving their power, decide to have one last hoorah by having their private army abduct eighteen attractive teenagers (9 boys and 9 girls) from the local countryside and bring them to a deserted villa. From there, the fun begins with the hapless youths being subjected to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
4th Jan '17 4:34:56 PM nombretomado
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Oft-regarded as the single most vile, most depraved, most despicable, most infamous and most controversial film of all time, ''Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma'' (''Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom''), also called simply ''Salò'', is a 1975 Italian film of vague genre (straddling drama, horror, war, arthouse, {{Nazisploitation}} and [[NauseaFuel emetic]]) written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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Oft-regarded as the single most vile, most depraved, most despicable, most infamous and most controversial film of all time, ''Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma'' (''Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom''), also called simply ''Salò'', is a 1975 Italian film of vague genre (straddling drama, horror, war, arthouse, {{Nazisploitation}} and [[NauseaFuel emetic]]) written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Creator/PierPaoloPasolini.
31st Jul '16 5:02:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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To this day, debate rages amongst critics and film classification organizations as to whether the film is nothing more than exploitative, voyeuristic trash bordering on child porn or a legitimate piece of art and satire regarding fascism. Opinions vary. A melting pot of many aspects of Pier Paolo Pasolini's life; Italian Fascism, homosexuality, Roman Catholicism; unlike DavidLynch he never made any secret of what the film's intention as a piece of art was; a TakeThat to the entire edifice of fascism, an [[GeorgeOrwell Orwellian]] warning of corruption in governments, a demonstration of both [[HumansAreBastards mankind's inherent evil and selfishness]] (one scene has a series of rulebreaking victims telling on other rulebreakers when caught to try and avoid punishment; i.e... two girls engaged in lesbianism tell on a boy sneaking off to have sex with the black maid) and inherent complacency (only on two far-removed occasions do any of the victims make any attempt to escape; for the most part they just accept their treatment). There are also specific meanings attributed to more specific scenes; the coprophilic scenes for example were said by Pasolini to be a TakeThat to the fast-food industry. More than a few people regard the film as Pasolini's Take That to the entire human race.

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To this day, debate rages amongst critics and film classification organizations as to whether the film is nothing more than exploitative, voyeuristic trash bordering on child porn or a legitimate piece of art and satire regarding fascism. Opinions vary. A melting pot of many aspects of Pier Paolo Pasolini's life; Italian Fascism, homosexuality, Roman Catholicism; unlike DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch he never made any secret of what the film's intention as a piece of art was; a TakeThat to the entire edifice of fascism, an [[GeorgeOrwell [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwellian]] warning of corruption in governments, a demonstration of both [[HumansAreBastards mankind's inherent evil and selfishness]] (one scene has a series of rulebreaking victims telling on other rulebreakers when caught to try and avoid punishment; i.e... two girls engaged in lesbianism tell on a boy sneaking off to have sex with the black maid) and inherent complacency (only on two far-removed occasions do any of the victims make any attempt to escape; for the most part they just accept their treatment). There are also specific meanings attributed to more specific scenes; the coprophilic scenes for example were said by Pasolini to be a TakeThat to the fast-food industry. More than a few people regard the film as Pasolini's Take That to the entire human race.



* XMeetsY: ''TheAristocrats'' meets ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', only [[UpToEleven worse.]]

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* XMeetsY: ''TheAristocrats'' meets ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', only [[UpToEleven worse.]]
27th Jun '14 4:46:57 PM Willbyr
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->"''Finally, a film of truly graphic, pretentious, and amazing sensationalism that I can fully get behind it. Oh, sure, Pier Pasolini's '' Salò ''may gross us out from time to time; but here is a film that shows us [[HumansAreBastards the depths of human depravity]] and the corruption of power at the hands of fascists...and...and...''" [[[VomitDiscretionShot Vomits into his toilet]]]
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''', [[http://blip.tv/file/2482072 beginning his review]]
16th Apr '14 7:23:16 PM Willbyr
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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]]: As graphic as the film may be, it can't hold a candle to the scenes of mutilation, necrophilia, and cannibalism described in the source material.
* BannedInChina: This film was predictably banned on about half of Europe for about 20 years following its release. Now it has been unbanned pretty much everywhere.

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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]]: {{Bowdleri|se}}zation: As graphic as the film may be, it can't hold a candle to the scenes of mutilation, necrophilia, and cannibalism described in the source material.
* BannedInChina: This film was predictably banned on about half of Europe for about 20 years following its release. Now it has been unbanned pretty much everywhere.
material.



* {{Gorn}}: Also averted. There isn't much blood or gore in the film. A girl gets scalped and a guy gets his eye gouged out; but neither of these is as gory as they sound, the scenes being very brief and shot from afar.

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* {{Gorn}}: Also averted. There isn't much blood or gore in the film. A girl gets scalped and a guy gets his eye gouged out; out, but neither of these is as gory as they sound, the scenes being very brief and shot from afar.



* TorturePorn: May be too artistic for this catagorization, but the film is still regarded as such.
* XMeetsY: ''TheAristocrats'' meets ''{{Hostel}}'', only [[UpToEleven worse.]]

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* TorturePorn: May be too artistic for this catagorization, categorization, but the film is still regarded as such.
* XMeetsY: ''TheAristocrats'' meets ''{{Hostel}}'', ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', only [[UpToEleven worse.]]
12th May '13 6:31:59 AM Willbyr
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-->-- '''WebOriginal/TheCinemaSnob''', [[http://blip.tv/file/2482072 beginning his review]]

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-->-- '''WebOriginal/TheCinemaSnob''', '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''', [[http://blip.tv/file/2482072 beginning his review]]
27th Oct '12 6:32:29 AM Willbyr
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Based on the novel ''Literature/The120DaysOfSodom'', one of the most infamous works by the MarquisDeSade, which many critics attest is even nastier than the film, the film transplants the book's plot from the setting of 18th Century France to the Nazi puppet-state of the Italian Social Republic (also called Salò) in northern Italy in 1944 during WorldWarII. Four fascist libertines known as the Duke, the Bishop, the Magistrate and the President, knowing that the allies will soon overcome Germany thereby dissolving their power, decide to have one last hoorah by having their private army abduct eighteen attractive teenagers (9 boys and 9 girls) from the local countryside and bring them to a deserted villa. From there, the fun begins with the hapless youths being subjected to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

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Based on the novel ''Literature/The120DaysOfSodom'', one of the most infamous works by the MarquisDeSade, Creator/MarquisDeSade, which many critics attest is even nastier than the film, the film transplants the book's plot from the setting of 18th Century France to the Nazi puppet-state of the Italian Social Republic (also called Salò) in northern Italy in 1944 during WorldWarII. Four fascist libertines known as the Duke, the Bishop, the Magistrate and the President, knowing that the allies will soon overcome Germany thereby dissolving their power, decide to have one last hoorah by having their private army abduct eighteen attractive teenagers (9 boys and 9 girls) from the local countryside and bring them to a deserted villa. From there, the fun begins with the hapless youths being subjected to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
1st Oct '12 6:26:04 PM Willbyr
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->"''We fascists are the only true anarchists.''"\\
-- '''The Duke'''

->"''Finally, a film of truly graphic, pretentious, and amazing sensationalism that I can fully get behind it. Oh, sure, Pier Pasolini's '' Salò ''may gross us out from time to time; but here is a film that shows us [[HumansAreBastards the depths of human depravity]] and the corruption of power at the hands of fascists...and...and...''" [[[VomitDiscretionShot Vomits into his toilet]]]\\
-- '''WebOriginal/TheCinemaSnob''', [[http://blip.tv/file/2482072 beginning his review]]

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->"''We fascists are the only true anarchists.''"\\
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''"
-->--
'''The Duke'''

->"''Finally, a film of truly graphic, pretentious, and amazing sensationalism that I can fully get behind it. Oh, sure, Pier Pasolini's '' Salò ''may gross us out from time to time; but here is a film that shows us [[HumansAreBastards the depths of human depravity]] and the corruption of power at the hands of fascists...and...and...''" [[[VomitDiscretionShot Vomits into his toilet]]]\\
--
toilet]]]
-->--
'''WebOriginal/TheCinemaSnob''', [[http://blip.tv/file/2482072 beginning his review]]



* XMeetsY: ''TheAristocrats'' meets ''{{Hostel}}'', only [[BeyondTheImpossible worse.]]

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* XMeetsY: ''TheAristocrats'' meets ''{{Hostel}}'', only [[BeyondTheImpossible [[UpToEleven worse.]]]]
23rd Sep '12 3:08:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AuthorTract



* DownerEnding
* {{Euroshlock}}: One of the earliest examples.



** {{Nazisploitation}}: Somewhat.
* FanDisservice: In spades.
* FascistItaly



* HumansAreBastards
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Sade's novel, [[BeyondTheImpossible the atrocities in the movie are quite tame]].
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn
* TakeThat: See above.

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* HumansAreBastards
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Sade's novel, [[BeyondTheImpossible the atrocities in the movie are quite tame]].
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn
* TakeThat: See above.
tame.



* WorldWarTwo.



23rd Sep '12 2:54:36 AM lu127
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To this day, debate rages amongst critics and film classification organizations as to whether the film is nothing more than exploitative, voyeuristic trash bordering on child porn or a legitimate piece of art and satire regarding fascism. [[YourMileageMayVary The mileage of everyone who sees it will vary]]. A melting pot of many aspects of Pier Paolo Pasolini's life; Italian Fascism, homosexuality, Roman Catholicism; unlike DavidLynch he never made any secret of what the film's intention as a piece of art was; a TakeThat to the entire edifice of fascism, an [[GeorgeOrwell Orwellian]] warning of corruption in governments, a demonstration of both [[HumansAreBastards mankind's inherent evil and selfishness]] (one scene has a series of rulebreaking victims telling on other rulebreakers when caught to try and avoid punishment; i.e... two girls engaged in lesbianism tell on a boy sneaking off to have sex with the black maid) and inherent complacency (only on two far-removed occasions do any of the victims make any attempt to escape; for the most part they just accept their treatment). There are also specific meanings attributed to more specific scenes; the coprophilic scenes for example were said by Pasolini to be a TakeThat to the fast-food industry. More than a few people regard the film as Pasolini's Take That to the entire human race.

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To this day, debate rages amongst critics and film classification organizations as to whether the film is nothing more than exploitative, voyeuristic trash bordering on child porn or a legitimate piece of art and satire regarding fascism. [[YourMileageMayVary The mileage of everyone who sees it will vary]].Opinions vary. A melting pot of many aspects of Pier Paolo Pasolini's life; Italian Fascism, homosexuality, Roman Catholicism; unlike DavidLynch he never made any secret of what the film's intention as a piece of art was; a TakeThat to the entire edifice of fascism, an [[GeorgeOrwell Orwellian]] warning of corruption in governments, a demonstration of both [[HumansAreBastards mankind's inherent evil and selfishness]] (one scene has a series of rulebreaking victims telling on other rulebreakers when caught to try and avoid punishment; i.e... two girls engaged in lesbianism tell on a boy sneaking off to have sex with the black maid) and inherent complacency (only on two far-removed occasions do any of the victims make any attempt to escape; for the most part they just accept their treatment). There are also specific meanings attributed to more specific scenes; the coprophilic scenes for example were said by Pasolini to be a TakeThat to the fast-food industry. More than a few people regard the film as Pasolini's Take That to the entire human race.



* HoYay: The four libertines and some of the male victims and guards.



* LesYay: Two of the girls.
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