Pasolini prossimo nostro (Pasolini next to us)
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Pasolini prossimo nostro (Pasolini next to us)
In 1975, the controversial Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini crafted what became his swan song - the stomach-turning sadomasochistic drama Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom. The film contemporizes the Marquis de Sade's 1784 novel by placing it in the context of post-WWII fascist Italy, amid an imaginary "puppet government" erected by Benito Mussolini during his exile on Lake Garda. The film, which features endless sequences of (simulated) sexual sadism, brutality and gore perpetrated on young boys, received official condemnations in innumerable countries (and was banned in most),… More