This movie I hesitated to watch for a few years, though heard a lot about him. Not that I was such a sissy, because many in my lifetime I have reviewed bloody and violent movies: “Hostel”, “Martyr” and the list goes on. However, knowing that the film will be a scene of eating feces I was somehow stopped. Just the thought of it caused me nausea.
“Salo or the 120 days of Sodom,” something in the story similar to the above-mentioned “Hostel”: the rich and influential people, already so jaded with life and all the worldly pleasures that cannot satisfy his lust, but torturing and mocking innocent victims. However, these are two completely different fact and film, and they pursue absolutely different goals. If “Hostel” strove for the greatest possible amount of meat and blood on the screen, the “Fat…” shows the essence of relations between authorities and subordinates. For example, if the “Lord” say that shit is delicious, so eat it. And power, not necessarily Nazi: I think politics in this film are less likely, and Pasolini used the times of fascist Italy, only for the entourage. “Hostel” after watching left dark and depressing and “Fat”, I must say there were a lot of funny moments. Of course, the humor is more “black” with some elements “degeneracy”. In General, the camerawork in the film, Pasolini left me happy: the colors, the costumes, location, actors, and the interior resembles a theater scene. (No wonder because the Director is Italian, with their deep tradition of Opera and theatre) that is why everything that happens on the screen gives the impression of something unreal, as if this is not happening in our world, and somewhere in a parallel reality. Here there is a kind of bizarre, grotesque.
This is supported by the fact that none of the victims are not pathetic. They are all the same, have some of their individual traits. Not trying to fight. Whether it’s a Hollywood movie, some brave American would have definitely revolted and punished the bad guys) of Course, it is easy to talk about it sitting at home in a comfortable chair, however, common sense dictates that it is better to be shot out of the machine while trying to escape than to endure such abuse.
I recommend this movie to anyone who likes movies, who is interested in the history of cinema, and who wants to understand it. All the others are going to see any “Transformers” and other pop cornovii rides. Is “Salo or the 120 days of Sodom” a work of art, and how justified are the means used by the Director to convey their ideas; each must decide for himself.