Salò o le giornate di Sodoma (original title) In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. Pier Paolo Pasolini. MARQUIS DE SADE • DAYS OF SODOM • DIGITIZATION BY SUPERVERT 32C INC. • • p. INTRODUCTION. The extensive wars. Start by marking “The Days of Sodom” as Want to Read: See all 5 questions about The Days of Sodom. Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade () was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality.

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One could argue that seeing these acts is far worse than reading about them, since one can just ban their mind off and blindly glance over the grotesque details.

The book is a laundry list, not much more complex than the one I provided. I had once been so easy to please, so straightforward in my tastes, but now? The Duke Giorgio Cataldi However, the Australian Classification Review Board overturned this decision in February and banned the film outright, for “offensive cruelty with high impact, sexual violence and depictions of offensive and revolting fetishes”.

She is deeply wounded! Pasolini’s writing dagfn Sergio Citti had originally been attached to direct the film version of the Marquis de Sade ‘s The Days of Sodom.

Quotes [ first lines ] [ four men, sitting at a table, each sign a booklet ] The Duke: Retrieved 25 July These same anxieties resurfaced a few years later across the Channel, just when it looked osdom if Sade was beginning to gain a foothold in British culture.

‘The most impure tale ever written’: how The 120 Days of Sodom became a ‘classic’

However, if you are interested in sosom morbid reality of thoughts and ideas that have existed in this world, have a strong stomach and an even stronger psyche, maybe you should give it a chance. Rating this monstrosity was extremely difficult for me because, although it was the most atrocious thing I’ve ever read in my life, it affected me significantly. In ‘Philosophy in the Bedroom’, he extends the theory that God must want us to have anal sex, or he wouldn’t have made our arseholes so deliciously tight.


I am aware that de Sade wrote the book in prison, and that it is, at noted previously, unfinished.

It had a brief theatrical run in Italy before being banned in January and was released in the United States the following year on 3 October Views Read Edit View history. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. CS1 Italian-language sources it Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Use British English from December Use dmy dates from June Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references Articles containing Italian-language text Articles needing additional references from October All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Ban using citations with format and no URL CS1 maint: Sade described his work as “the most impure tale that has ever been told since the world began”.

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To say that his works posed a risk to the public was really to say that a public able to read Sade was itself a risky prospect. A cut version prepared under Ferman’s supervision, again without formal certification, was subsequently screened under cinema club conditions for some years. All’s good if it’s excessive. He was a notorious libertine even by the standards of his age.

Desperately in need of a little blue pill. For two, it is by far the most interesting book I have ever read. Most who end up reading this story, like me, did so just to prove they can finish.

There was even a point where I felt like screaming in terror because of what I read. Tonino – Male Victim Claudio Cicchetti Or the bits where people urinate on each other? The sex is crazed and usually exposed in a frenzy mode of action, with lots of poop offerings of all sorts. They date for days, and the reader marvels at the mechanics of a short girl making a taller man look shorter than she is tall, which is not very tall at all.


Retrieved 31 August Retrieved 8 October The rest of the complex and all of the criminal and murderous are not in full prose, but only note form. There, strangely, I can find something positive.

You can help by adding to it. Ultimately, I decided on three stars solely because I simultaneously wanted to rate it one star because of content and five stars because of its powerful effect on me, which is what art is intended to do and the metrics of positive and negative values are immaterial. They rule that when they get to the mansion their daughters must be completely naked at all times.

The Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade

Archived from the original on 26 December The scenes of sexual excess can similarly be read as a despairing attack on the permissive society – those who come to SALO expecting titillation or B-movie sleaze will be sorely disappointed.

Thoroughly ridiculous and all the better for it.

When a young girl runs out of the castle, the Duc comforts the girl, but then escorts her back inside. Ssodom de Sade has been called pornographer and philosopher, lunatic and intellectual, hero and criminal: Their primary attributes and motivations and countenances are very cartoonish. Offensive to a Reasonable Adult: The Daagen of Sodom by Marquis de Sade. The man is apprehended and led away by two men who struggle to control their captive’s sudden impulses. The shadow of the pot-bellied man looms ever larger.

Graziella is spared due to her betrayal of Eva and Rino is spared due to his submissive relationship with the Duke. Perhaps he realised eagen was unpublishable — a conclusion that censors and courts around the world would repeatedly endorse over the course of the 20th century. Retrieved 16 August Oct 26, Joe rated it liked it. Read a lifetime ago.

That’s a bit weird.