Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Synopsis: Nazi-Fascist Northern Italy, 1943-44. Four senior members of government, aided by henchmen and Nazi soldiers, kidnap a group of young men and women. They hold them for 120 days, subjecting them to all manner of torture, perversion and degradation.
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Director(s): Pier Paolo Pasolini
Production: Water Bearer Films Inc.
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117 min




Male victims

Female victims





Written and directed by

Northern Italy, during the

Nazi-Fascist occupation


Your Excellency


Your Grace

All things are good when

taken to excess

Come on, let's go

Where are you going?

Claudio! Your scarf, my son!

Sorry, we're obeying orders

Marrying each others' daughters will

seal our destinies for ever

President, take as your lawful spouse

His Excellency's daughter, Tatiana

President, I will marry

your daughter, Susy

Your Excellency and my brother the

Bishop will marry my daughters

The preparations for our

undertaking are completed

In puberty's ambush, maidens bloom,

all unaware of impending doom

They listen to the radio, drink tea,

unaware they will lose their liberty

Bourgeois recoil not from slaughter

though victim be son and daughter

-What's this one's name?

-Claudio Cicchetti

-What is your name?


I knew you'd consider him

A girl helped us catch him

The fool thought he was in for

romance, and ended up in a sack

-What is your name?


Shouldn't we inspect them?

Trousers down, shirts up

That will do

Lamberto Gobbi

Carlo Porro

Umberto Chessari... just look

at him, gentlemen

I waited two whole weeks

to ambush him

...and this is Ferruccio Tonna,

from Castelfranco

From a subversive family

The one with the curly hair,

Tonino Orlando

I know him

I've waited two long years for him

Your Excellency, please help me

His father was a senior judge,

like myself

A southerner, aren't you?

Don't expect me to deflower you.

In time we will decide..

...who will do you that

delightful honour

That's right, Tonino

Eva, come along

Try to behave yourself

Come, no one will harm you

Show these nice gentlemen

all your hidden charms

What a beauty

A delicious bum, solid yet bouncy

Tits to revive a dying cripple

Bring us another one

Signora Castelli, your turn.

The gentlemen are waiting

Please let me go home

Albertina's father is a professor

in Bologna

To slip her out of the convent school

we had to convince two nuns

You'll prefer us to the sisters,

won't you?

I don't know yet, sir

Very well, undress her

Just a moment

We didn't notice her blemish.

She's a pretty virgin, too

Don't you disgrace me,

I know your little tricks

We waited until she came out

with her mother...

...pushed the mother into the river,

where the damned fool drowned...

...right before this angel's eyes

There were nine boys, now only eight

Anyone know the difference between

"8", "no-no", and the family?

What's the difference?

"8" is twice four,

"no-no" is twice not for

-What about the family?

-They're fine, thank you

Everything is prepared

according to your wishes

You herded, feeble creatures,

destined for our pleasure

Don't expect to find here the freedom

granted in the outside world

You are beyond reach of

any "legality"

No one knows you are here

As far as the world goes,

you are already dead

These are the laws which will

govern your lives

"At six p.m., the company will

assemble in the "Hall of Orgies"...

"... where our Storytellers...

"...will tell us stories, each with

a particular theme

"Our friends have the right

to interrupt at any moment

"The purpose of the stories is to

inflame lust; all will be permitted

"After dinner, the gentlemen will

conduct the so-called orgies

"The Great Hall will be

adequately heated

"Participants, appropriatedly


"...will lie on the floor

like animals...

"...they will intermingle...

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Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˈpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual. Pasolini also distinguished himself as an actor, journalist, novelist, playwright, and political figure. He remains a controversial personality in Italy due to his blunt style and the focus of some of his works on taboo sexual matters, but he is an established major figure in European literature and cinematic arts. His murder prompted an outcry in Italy and its circumstances continue to be a matter of heated debate. more…

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