We are on the set of "Salò or the 120 days of Sodom". Pasolini lets a small camera team led by the journalist Gideon Bachmann follow him around engaging him in a long and extraordinary interview/conversation. The interview turns into a long, clear-sighted and violent attack on society that accompanies photos of the set in a surprising juxtaposition of film and reality, revealing Pasolini's metaphorical portrait of modernity. Written by
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Pasolini was brutally murdered before the theatrical release of his film "Salò" and this interview is the only comment he ever made about it. See more
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Power is always a codifier and ritual. Without wanting to, I found myself representing in this film both the proper middle-class life with its parlors, its tea, its double-breasted blazers, and the Nazi ceremony in all of its macabre solemnity, gloomy and wretched, because power is ritual and a codifier. But that which ritualizes which codifies is always nothingness, pure will, that is, its own anarchy.
Prélude in E minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin See more