SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM
Saló o le 120 giornate di sodoma
Pier Paolo Pasolini
IT/FR, 1975, digital, VO ENG, 117'
Forbidden, censored and despised internationally since its release, for this edition of Mondo Culto, we are happy to provide you with the stomach-churning experience that is Pasolini’s last and most controversial masterpiece. The content and visual imagery of Saló are extreme: its power to shock, disturb and repel has been unparalleled in the 45 years since its release. It remains a cinematographic tour de force: culturally significant, politically vital, and visually arresting.
Based on a novel by the infamous Marquis de Sade and set in Mussolini’s fascist Italy, Saló is a film about power, corruption, and the brutalization of the human body. It is a devastating, feral scream, coming from one of the most controversial authors in film history.