Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom Movie Review Summary

Actors: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Hélène Surgère, Caterina Boratto

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Inspired by the Marquis de Sade's book, SALO is a movie written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.
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At the end of WWII, four Italian dignitaries gather eight young men and eight young girls in an old mansion. While three prostitutes are telling salacious anecdotes, the dignitaries play, at first, dirty games with their prisoners then, little by little, propose more violent and degrading activities.

The second half of this very disturbing film proposes a complete catalogue of the sexual perversions described by the Marquis de Sade and ends with unbearable scenes of torture.

For adults, only.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape    -   molestation    -   really kinky sex!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   orgies    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men    -   sex with icepick Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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