Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by nick_napalm
The movie Salo was based on true events during the reign of Benito Mussolini. It deals with a group of wealthy people who spend most of their time
abusing young people in the most hideous ways. Al Goldstein of porn magazine fame called it the most disgusting perverted films he had ever seen. That
should tell you it is not a film for the meek and weak stomached.
Just to clarify...nah, it is not based on any true event, it's just presented as if it could be true. It is actually loosely based on the book by the
Marquis de Sade. [ The book depicts much more violence and depravity than the film, believe it or not].
It is based in the republic of Salo in Italy at the tail end of WW2, long after Mussolini's regime has been overthrown. The central characters are a
bunch of absolutley depraved fascists who decide to marry each others daughters and then indulge in a sick ritualistic orgy of forced sex and violence
upon kidnapped Italian teenagers that they round up and bring to a large secluded mansion.
The innocent teens are raped, sodomised, forced to take part in a Satanic style black mass, made to beg for food like dogs, forced to indulge in
copraphagia ( eating excrement), and then ultimately tortured and murdered.
It is NOT a film for the faint hearted.
Butt...it is a film with merit. Pier Paolo Passolini was a sweet guy who just wanted to be honest with what he saw as the ever-present threat of
uncontrolled fascism, and rampant Capitalist consumerism ( The infamous copraphagia scenes are supposed to reflect what people in normal western
society do almost every week...indulge in mass produced garbage and fast food).
It was released in 1975 and wasn't legally available in Australia until last year. [It was legally available for 5 years in the mid nineties before
our self righteous and self appointed watchdog Government decided to ban it AGAIN because they evidently changed their minds. Funny they don't seem
too worried about the book.]
For me personally I found it more fascinating than anything. Maybe I'm de-sensitized. Some scenes were obviously quite revolting. Movies like Pink
Flamingos are nowhere near as bad because they are intended to be funny.
Butt there is nothing funny about Salo.
It is the most infamous of all the infamous.
Probably the most disturbing film I've seen in terms of making me just depressed was LILYA FOREVER.
BAD BOY BUBBY was quite shocking too.