Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Monday, June 11, 2012

Intro by Peter Cramer & Jack Waters!

35mm print Few films in the history of cinema are as infamous as Pasolini’s 1975 masterwork. Set after the fall of Mussolini’s Italy, SALO focuses on four fascist  libertines who kidnap eighteen teenage boys and girls and subject them to extreme  sexual  and  mental torture. Legendary East Village artist and activist duo Jack Waters and Peter Cramer first saw the film in Cologne in 1984, and found that it unsettlingly mirrored “the residual sense of post-Nazi Germany still intact.” Titillating and terrifying, SALO (rarely shown on 35mm) is impossible to see without feeling both incriminated and aroused… just as Pasolini would have wanted.

  • Country Italy
  • Language In Italian with English subtitles
  • Year 1975
  • Director Pier Paolo Pasolini

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