The Rubin Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
1975, Italy/ France, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 116 min, Italian with English subtitles
With Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, and Umberto Paolo Quintavalle
Introduced by choreographer Karole Armitage
The last film Pier Paolo Pasolini directed before his mysterious murder, Salò is one of the most controversial films ever made. A group of young people are kidnapped and tortured at the hand of Italy’s fascist government in this transposition of Marquis de Sade’s Les 120 Journées de Sodome.
Clemente on Salò: “When I saw it… I did not understand that there is the aesthetic of evil, and that this film really shows that there is such a thing.”