Salo (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) Reviews
I knew this was a controversial film and of course that was one of my main reasons for watching it, I?m not one to shy away from controversial subjects, but this was a huge step too far for me. I don?t know how old the young Actor?s and Actresses were in this film, but they did look like children it still left me feeling very uncomfortable.
I thought the controversy surrounding this film was to do with the subject matter, but more disturbing was what the Actors/Actresses had to do in the film.
Curiosity does leave me wondering what happened next, but I just didn?t want to continue watching to find out, it felt all too voyeuristic to me.
What a load of crap. It's the same type of highbrows that try putting meaning in a David Lynch movie where there is none to be had. This film is nothing more than a sadistic, repulsive excuse to shock and disgust which is what director Pasolini reveled in given his controversial history. It's really no big surprise he was murdered shortly after the completion of this film--he probably wondered what took them so long.
As the original "Les 120 Journées de Sodome" was written as a revenge against the society which put the Marquis de Sade in the Bastille, you can only suppose that this film was also meant as some kind of political statement by Pasolini. What that statement was though escaped me completely amidst all the unrelenting nastiness.
This is the torture movie that makes "Hostel" seem like Disney in comparison.