These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: Attila is a sadistic fascist who lords over the workers on his estate, killing and imprisoning them as he wishes. Atilla massacres peasants to confiscate their lands, murders a wealthy widow to steal her estate and in his most vile action, rapes and then murders a little boy who was the son of one of his most fervent supporters.
Genius Bonus: This film, suffice to say, will make much better sense if you have a cursory knowledge of Italian history, years 1900 to 1945.
Ho Yay: Olmo and Alfredo, big time. As boys, they examine each others' penises. As adults, when both are in bed with the same woman, one jokes about groping the other's penis.
Moral Event Horizon: Attila gets several. He goes from headbutting a kitten to death, to raping a young boy and smashing apart his head against a wall, to gleefully executing local communists.
Narm: In one scene a peasant cuts his ear off. It's meant to be horrifying, but a combination of Special Effects Failure and the fact that the peasant doesn't so much as blink spoils it. Also, the aforementioned splattering of the little boy's head against a wall. It too, is meant to be horrifying, but it splatters just like a watermelon.
Special Effects Failure: The aforementioned ear-cutting and head-splattering. Also, the scenes with snow. It resembles shaving cream.
Squick: One scene features a pig being gutted. Another features a man masturbating a horse's anus to try and get it to defecate so he can throw its feces at Attila.