Monday, June 11, 2012

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, based on a book by the Marquis de Sade, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, who died just before it's release, is said to be one of the most disturbing films of all time. It was banned in many countries, and still is until now.

It was disturbing, yes. But it didn't make me waiver or look away even once. It wasn't obscene in a pornographic way even though it tells about and plays with the act of sex and sodomy and even if there were lots of naked bodies throughout and stories of different and unthinkable manias. It was aesthetically beautiful, in fact. It was really beautiful. Such a good film, with a sick sick story. 

(I am currently looking for the book. I want to read it. Though I have found an ebook, I would still prefer a real book, so if you have it, please lend it to me or if you know where I could get it, please tell me.)


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