After almost 50 years: one of the biggest scandal films of all time flies off the Index
During the filming of “The 120 Days of Sodom” almost 50 years ago, director Pier Paolo Pasolini already knew that his film would cause controversy: scenes of torture, rape and other humiliations are depicted with an unimaginable explicitness at the time. The film is set in Fascist Italy and tells the story of young men and women considered sexually “depraved” by the regime. As punishment for their “sins”, they are tortured, abused, forced to eat excrement and finally brutally executed.
Pasolini’s disturbing nightmare was confiscated and indexed as soon as it appeared; only now has the full version been banned. For the first time in this country, the filmmakers have the possibility of buying the film legally. A deluxe edition on DVD and Blu-ray is slated for release in spring 2023.