Pasolini's last film was also his most graphic and controversial. A group of Fascist leaders kidnaps local teenagers and subjects them to degradation, rape, mutilation and murder, with the youths' suffering symbolizing the horrors of Mussolini's Italy. A hellish tale of explicit sex and violence, available here in a new, uncut print from the Pasolini Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: Italian PCM mono, English PCM mono; Subtitles: English; documentaries; interviews; theatrical trailer. In Italian with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
The notorious final film from Pier Paolo Pasolini (MAMMA ROMA), SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM, has been called nauseating, shocking, depraved, pornographic... It's also a masterpiece. The controversial poet, novelist, and filmmakers transposition of the Marquis de Sades eighteenth-century opus of torture and degradation to Fascist Italy in 1944 remains one of the most passionately debated films of all time, a thought-provoking inquiry into the political, social, and sexual dynamics that define the world we live in.