Saturday, June 7, 2008

can your EGO handle this?

What's the most gruesome and cruel movie you've ever seen? Mine, I believe is one of the world's most disturbing film ever existed. I'm not talking about a horror film, nor a war decumentary. In this film you can literally see a devil in a human form.
Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salo or 120 Days in Sodom). It was a 1975 Italian movie directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. This was a film adaptation from the book written by Marquis de Sade. The movie depicts the 18th century France to the last days of Mussolini's regime in the Republic of Salò. In my opinion, in this movie you will see the higest form of human degradation. Rape, torture, mutilation: though the film was claimed to be highly symbolic and metaphorical, it could have been the real deal. It does include nudity and sexual acts but if you're thinking of pornography, it's clearly not. In fact, it's the exact opposite for in this film instead of pleasure, sex was shown in the form of excrutiating pain.
The film was then very, very controversial that up to now, it's banned in a lot of countries around the globe. It had been Pasolini's last movie for he was killed before the film was released.

No comments: