Strong violence, sexual violence and scenes of torture and degradation
The Marquise de Sades notorious novel has been transposed and updated to 1944. The scene is Salo, in northern Italy, when Mussolini is briefly freed from talian partisans by Nazi forces. In a remote chateau, four powerful and prominent men, leaders of the local fascist mechanism, host a group of kidnapped young men and women,expressing their ultimate desires as the worldcrumbles around them. Four aging courtesansrelate stories of their carnal pasts, which arethen acted out with the guests of the party. Byexercising their power to degrade and destroy,the fascists illustrate how the misuses of powerlead to the murder of innocents.
BANNED, CENSORED AND REVILED THE WORLD OVER SINCE ITS RELEASE, PASOLINI?S FINAL AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL MASTERPIECE IS PRESENTED HERE FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED.