Salò (Criterion Collection)
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Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti, Caterina Boratto
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer: Sergio Citti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pupi Avati
Language: English
Studio: Criterion Collection
Duration: 1
Rated: Unrated
DVD Release: October 2011

Set in the Nazi-controlled, northern Italian state of Salo in 1944, four dignitaries round up sixteen perfect specimens of youth and take them together with guards, servants and studs to a palace near Marzabotto. In addition, there are four middle-aged women: three of whom recount arousing stories whilst the fourth accompanies on the piano. The story is largely taken up with their recounting the stories of Dante and De Sade: the Circle of Manias, the Circle of Shit and the Circle of Blood. Following this, the youths are executed whilst each libertine takes his turn as voyeur.

Paolo BonacelliThe Duke
Giorgio CataldiThe Bishop
Umberto Paolo QuintavalleThe Magistrate (as Umberto P. Quintavalle)
Aldo VallettiThe President
Caterina BorattoSignora Castelli
Elsa De GiorgiSignora Maggi
Hélène SurgèreSignora Vaccari (as Helene Surgere)
Sonia SaviangeThe Pianist
Sergio FascettiMale Victim
Bruno MussoMale Victim
Antonio OrlandoMale Victim
Claudio CicchettiMale Victim
Franco MerliMale Victim
Umberto ChessariMale Victim
Lamberto BookMale Victim
Gaspare Di JennoMale Victim
Giuliana MelisFemale Victim
Faridah MalikFemale Victim
Graziella AnicetoFemale Victim
Renata MoarFemale Victim
Dorit HenkeFemale Victim
Antiniska NemourFemale Victim (as Antinisca Nemour)
Benedetta GaetaniFemale Victim
Olga AndreisFemale Victim
Tatiana MogilanskyDaughter
Susanna RadaelliDaughter
Giuliana OrlandiDaughter
Liana AcquavivaDaughter
Rinaldo MissagliaGuard
Giuseppe PatrunoGuard
Guido GallettiGuard
Efisio EtziGuard
Claudio TroccoliCollaborator
Fabrizio MenichiniCollaborator
Maurizio ValaguzzaCollaborator
Ezio ManniCollaborator
Paola PieracciWife
Carla TerlizziWife
Anna Maria DossenaWife
Anna RecchimuzziWife
Ines PellegriniThe Slave Girl
Marco LucantoniFirst Male Victim (uncredited)
Umberto P. Quintavalle
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Media: Blu-ray
IMDb: 0073650