Not Rated | | Drama, War
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.
Roger Ebert owned the film on laserdisc for years after the film's release but never watched it being intimidated by the graphic content. He died without ever watching it.
The Magistrate: Mr. President.
The President: My lord.
The Bishop: All's good if it's excessive.
In the beginning of the film a 1948 Fiat 500 B can be seen.
Essential Bibliography: Roland Barthes: 'Sade, Fourier, Loyola' (Editions du Seuil); Maurice Blanchot: "Lautréamont et Sade' (Editions de Minuit; in Italy Dedalo Libri); Simone de Beauvoir: 'Faut-il brûler Sade' (Editions Gaimard); Pierre Klossowski: 'Sade mon prochain, le philosophe scélérat' (Editions du Seuil; in Italy SugarCo Edizioni); Philippe Sollers: 'L'écriture et l'experience des limites' (Editions du Seuil)
Italian, French, German
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