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script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Pier Paolo Pasolini
movie (The 120 Days Of Sodom). This script is a transcript that was painstakingly
transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Salo. I know, I know, I still need to get the cast names in there and I'll be eternally
tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to
drop me a line. You won't
hurt my feelings. Honest.
SALO, or THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM
Written and directed by
Northern Italy, during the
Nazi Fascist occupation
All things are good when
taken to excess
Come on, let's go
Where are you going?
Claudio! Your scarf, my son!
Sorry, we're obeying orders
Marrying each others' daughters will
seal our destinies for ever
President, take as your lawful spouse
His Excellency's daughter, Tatiana
President, I will marry
your daughter, Susy
Your Excellency and my brother the
Bishop will marry my daughters
The preparations for our
undertaking are completed
In puberty's ambush, maidens bloom,
all unaware of impending doom
They listen to the radio, drink tea,
unaware they will lose their liberty
Bourgeois recoil not from slaughter
though victim be son and daughter
What's this one's name?
What is your name?
I knew you'd consider him
A girl helped us catch him
The fool thought he was in for
romance, and ended up in a sack
What is your name?
Shouldn't we inspect them?
Trousers down, shirts up
That will do
Umberto Chessari... just look
at him, gentlemen
I waited two whole weeks
to ambush him
...and this is Ferruccio Tonna,
From a subversive family
The one with the curly hair,
I know him
I've waited two long years for him
Your Excellency, please help me
His father was a senior judge,
A southerner, aren't you?
Don't expect me to deflower you.
In time we will decide..
...who will do you that
That's right, Tonino
Eva, come along
Try to behave yourself
Come, no one will harm you
Show these nice gentlemen
all your hidden charms
What a beauty
A delicious bum, solid yet bouncy
Tits to revive a dying cripple
Bring us another one
Signora Castelli, your turn.
The gentlemen are waiting
Please let me go home
Albertina's father is a professor
To slip her out of the convent school
we had to convince two nuns
You'll prefer us to the sisters,
I don't know yet, sir
Very well, undress her
Just a moment
We didn't notice her blemish.
She's a pretty virgin, too
Don't you disgrace me,
I know your little tricks
We waited until she came out
with her mother...
...pushed the mother into the river,
where the damned fool drowned...
...right before this angel's eyes
There were nine boys, now only eight
Anyone know the difference between
" ", "no no", and the family?
What's the difference?
" " is twice four,
"no no" is twice not for
What about the family?
They're fine, thank you
Everything is prepared
according to your wishes
You herded, feeble creatures,
destined for our pleasure
Don't expect to find here the freedom
granted in the outside world
You are beyond reach of
No one knows you are here
As far as the world goes,
you are already dead
These are the laws which will
govern your lives
"At six p.m., the company will
assemble in the "Hall of Orgies"...
"... where our Storytellers...
"...will tell us stories, each with
a particular theme
"Our friends have the right
to interrupt at any moment
"The purpose of the stories is to
inflame lust; all will be permitted
"After dinner, the gentlemen will
conduct the so called orgies
"The Great Hall will be
"...will lie on the floor
"...they will intermingle...
incestuously and sodomistically
"That will be the daily procedure"
No servants here!
"Any man caught in flagrante delicto
with a woman...
"...will be punished by
the loss of a limb
"The slightest religious act by
anyone will be punished...
CIRCLE OF MANIAS
I was born at a girls' boarding
school, where my mother was a servant
One day, my sister asked if
I knew Professor Gentile
"Well, look outside, he's waiting
"...to show you something
he's shown me"
She said: "Don't run away
"He'll give you some money"
I ran out to meet him.
I couldn't believe it
"Where are you going?"
"To put away the chairs, Professor"
"Your sister will do that. I'll show
you something you've never seen"
I followed him into a room
He took his huge penis from out of
his trousers and began to masturbate
"Have you ever seen the like?
"I've shown your sister and
girls of your age
"Give me a hand. Provoke the semen
from which we're all created
"I'll make it spurt on your face
"This is my sole passion, my child...
"...and you are about to see it"
At that very moment...
...l was immersed in a white jet,
drenching me from head to toe
You mustn't omit any detail...
...otherwise your stories will not
arouse us sufficiently
I know I was urged to give
even the slightest...
...that may illuminate the
I've not overlooked anything
You haven't given us details about
the size of the Professor's penis...
...or the nature, the consistency
of his emisssion
Did you fondle his genitals,
did he oblige you to do so?
Dear Signora Vaccari, more clarity
From now on I shall conceal nothing.
May I continue?
Time the staff of my old age
had some fun
Shortly after my seventh birthday...
...l took a girl friend to see
One of his colleagues was with him.
They drew me inside
Looking at me, one said to the other:
"Goffredo, didn't I tell you
she was a little beauty?"
"She is a rare little jewel",
Then he took me onto his lap
and gave me a kiss
"How old are you?"
"You are fifty years younger than me"
Then he gave me another kiss
Meanwhile, the other prepared
some kind of strange syrup
They made me drink it, saying:
"It will make you pee"
"All we want of you, dear child,
is that you urinate
"And that you do that with me,
I want this miserable boy
We are at your service
He had the insolence to
pull away from me
You can choose one of ours
No, thank you
It would take too much to
satisfy me now
A moment ago, only the slightest
effort would suffice, but now...
You know to what we're driven
by frustrated desire
All I ask of you...
...is exemplary punishment
for this bastard
My Lord, I feel ready to satisfy you
I need no instruction
No, let me be
There are a thousand occasions when
one does not desire a woman's anus
I'll wait. Let Signora Vaccari
continue her story
Everything was so arranged that he
swallowed every drop of my piss
At that moment his penis,
overcome by victory...
...cried tears of blood over me
Then, passion consumed, the Professor
seemed to realize...
...his idol no longer inspired
such religious fervour
Without ado, he put ten lire in my
apron pocket and pushed me out
The boy's hopeless at masturbation,
he needs a lesson
You'd think he'd never seen
a man's tool
...Signora Vaccari will turn them
into first class whores
Nothing is more contagious than evil
You are mistaken, Your Excellency
Some can do evil only when
passion drives them to it
They are always unhappy, regretting
the evils of the previous night
Umberto, Franco... what do you say?
Efisio, it's my turn
On the Peratibridge
A black flag flies
The mourning of the Julian regiment
that goes to war
The best young men lie
under the earth
The gentleman are not satisfied
The first thing you must learn
is how to hold it
Up and down
Squeeze it harder...
...and stroke beneath with
the other hand
Slut! See how it's done
There were nine girls, now only eight
Here's a number eight story
It's about a man who had a friend
named Six times eight
Going home in the blackout one night
they lost each other
Our man tried to find his friend,
At last he thought he saw something
in the darkness
He was overjoyed, thinking he had
found his friend
He cried: "Six times eight!"
"Forty eight", came the reply
Music! Signora Vaccari will tell us
...to stimulate us for
I was nine when my sister took me to
Milan to meet Signora Calzetti
She examined me and asked if I
wanted to work for her
I said I would, if the pay was good
My first client, a stout man named
Vaccari, looked me over carefully
At once I showed him my pussy,
which I thought was very special
He covered his eyes:
"Out of the question
"I'm not interested in your vagina,
cover it up"
He covered me up, making me lie down
He said: "All these little whores
know is to flaunt their vaginas
"Now I'll have to recover from
that disgusting sight"
He wrapped me in a sheet,
like a mummy...
...leaving only my behind uncovered
He caressed it gently, opened
and closed the cheeks...
...began to suck it greedlily
Then he carefully...
...put his member between my buttocks,
his movements became frenzied
"Such an adorable behind, the sweet
little anus. Now I'll anoint it"
He said that three or four times
I never saw him again
Your first client...
...had an idea of women that
most of us do not share
Homage to the rear temple...
...is more fervent than the other
I put this question to the company
How can we determine the true
inclination of a boy or girl?
Their best part, in other words
I believe by masturbation of the
requisite body areas
Let's take the youngsters about whom
we have doubts...
...and take them aside to verify
Observing, with equal passion
and apathy, Guido and Vaccari...
...masturbating the two bodies
which belong to us...
...inspires a number of interesting
Would you care to elaborate,
We Fascists are the only true
...once we've become masters of the
state, true anarchy is that of power
However, look at their
...like deaf mute language...
...with a code none of us can break,
no matter how great our power
There is nothing to be done
We must restrict our impulses
to a single gesture
He came. Now he is a man
Little Sergio, we're proud of you
She's a woman now
Our first couple has been formed
Sergio, you've proved you're a man
She is your prize
Appreciate the goodwill of
...who allow you to enjoy such
a great privilege...
...we will solemnize your marriage
What a fine thing
What a whore
Get out, you sluts!
Let us resume the ceremony
Will you, Sergio...
...take Renata for your wife?
I pronounce you man and wife
Clear off, all of you!
If you salute him,
then you are bound
If you are for him,
if you are sound
Then you must join up,
Lustily! Aren't you newlyweds?
Give rein to your feelings
Get busy, idiot
No! That flower is reserved for us
The principle of all greatness
...has long been bathed in blood
My friends, if memory does not
"Without bloodshed, there is
"No forgiveness without bloodshed".
Excellency, the expression is not
to be found in Baudelaire...
...but in Nietzsche's
The Genealogy of Morals
It is neither from Baudelaire
...nor in Saint Paul's
Epistle to the Romans
Sing me that sweet melody
l loved so much, that goes da da
Delicious creature, do you want
my dirty underpants?
My old underpants. What incomparable
You see how sensitive I am
to the value of things
Little angel, my greatest desire is
to grant your wish
You know I respect all tastes
However baroque, all deserve
to be respected
Because we're not their masters,
even the most bizarre manias...
...derive from a basic principle
Yes, old buggers, it's a question
One day Madam sent me to
He took me to a room with
a splendid Chinese carpet
After making me undress, he ordered
me on all fours, like an animal
Having stroked my head two or
...he said: "I want to see if you're
as quick as my dogs"
He threw two chestnuts across
...saying: "Good bitch, fetch!"
I thought it best to go along
with the game
You have two beautiful eyes...
"Filthy muck, putrid bitch",
he shouted, approaching me
Then he ejaculated over my back
Then he left
...and discovered lire
in my coat
Your Excellency, are you convinced?
It is when I see others degraded
that I rejoice...
...knowing it is better to be me
than the scum of "the people"
Whenever men are equal, without that
difference, happiness cannot exist
So you wouldn't aid the humble,
In all the world...
...no voluptuousness flatters the
senses more than social privilege
My next story is about the mania
of Minister Missiroli
I went to the Minister's office
at ten one morning
The moment I entered,
the doors closed
"What are you doing here,
you little bitch?
"Who gave you permission
to disturb me?"
I hadn't been warned of what
...so I was frightened by the welcome
I can't take any more
He tore off my clothes,
...and threw them into the fire
Then he stretched out
seemingly semi conscious...
...in a chair...
...making his sperm fall upon the
charred remains of my clothes
CIRCLE OF SHIT
Don't you think, Signora Maggi...
...that before your stories, you
should show us your best part?
With the greatest of pleasure
These buttocks merit our attention
I have seldom seen better
Very kind of you to say so
We thank you. Please begin
I see that you gentlemen esteem
the rear end...
...so I shall devote my stories
to this subject
My story will interest you all...
...especially our dear President;
it concerns a particular mania...
...his dearest caprice, which
enabled me to make his acquaintance
Conceal my turpitudes from
Enough. I am eager to hear
Signora Maggi's voice
My childhood years were spent in
endowing my body with the capacity...
...to satisfy the basest,
most outrageous desires
I soon became expert in that
...and my fame spread throughout
My clients included many
...and to them I gave the best
My first story concerns a most
curious episode in my life
Signora Evola, the Madam
I worked for...
...sent me to a client after feeding
me a large laxative spiced meal
The client was an old
He made me undress him and
put a nappy on him
I was used to such fixations,
I was ready to help him
Suddenly, my bowels rebelled and he
ordered me to relieve myself...
...which I did without embarrassment
He made me dip my fingers in
...and feed it to him like a baby
He swallowed everything, imitating
the cries of a baby...
...and ejaculated into his nappy
I knew a man capable of quite diverse
refinements of the sort
We expect only the best tales of you
My next story took place in Verona
I was told that the client
waiting at a hotel...
...was an old nobleman,
notorious for his depravity
My curiosity was immense
That evening my mother was more
intolerant than usual
She pleaded with me not to go
I couldn't resist the temptation,
so I killed her
The only thing to do
The excitement awaiting you was
...meriting the utmost sacrifice
It's folly to say one owes
anything to one's mother
Must we be grateful for her having
pleasure with a man?
That should have been enough
reward for her
Long ago, I was cursed with
...who aroused the same feelings
you felt for yours
As soon as I could, I sent her
to the next world
It was a profound pleasure when she
closed her eyes for the last time
Why is that child crying?
Your words remind her of her mother
Her mother died trying to protect her
It's your mother you're crying for?
Come here, let me console you
Come back to Papa's arms
He'll sing you another lullaby
What an opportunity you offer me
Signora Maggi's story merits
immediate re enactment
I beg you to have mercy on
My mother died for me and
I'll never see her again
Undress her immediately
Kill me! God will take pity on me!
Don't dishonour me!
This howling is the most exciting
thing I've ever heard
Kill me! Free me from this torment,
seeing and hearing such horrors!
You all heard her call on God
Your Excellency, enter her name
in the Penal Register...
...for a terrible punishment
Do away with me, so that
I can be with my mother
You will be punished and deflowered
when we decide the time is ripe
Don't think your tears restrain my
desire; they make me more ruthless
Come here, my child, it's ready
On your knees!
That stupid girl's making a scene
over such a delicacy
A friend insisted that all the
excrement he ate every day...
...come from a beggar woman, so it
would be more putrid and delicious
I found an old woman of seventy
Spoiled food can provoke
The subject should eat hastily, at
odd hours, to overload the stomach
We must try that at once
I am eager to know how you
first met Signora Maggi
She will tell you after His Honour
has married his Sergio
Then you'll laugh at my expense
I won't deprive you of that pleasure
Today's story demands a revision
of our rules
If we wish to enjoy the fruit...
...of our stay within these walls...
...let us revise some of our rules
For example, we put containers in the
latrines to collect all excrement...
...so that nothing goes to waste
Let's follow Signora Maggi's example,
giving our dear President...
...the joy of seeing his dream
Good day, Signora Castelli
I'm sorry, we'll be ready in a moment
I've come to make sure
The chamberpots, quick!
You know the rules!
Tell me your name!
I couldn't help it, with the muck
we're given to eat
It's Doris, the most undisciplined
of our girls
She will be company for those
already listed here
Whose is this?
Mine. Help yourself
Is that how you obey our rules,
Show me this boy's arse
You even dared to wipe yourself.
You'll get what you deserve
...but preparing this one meant that
I couldn't watch these rogues
There is no evasion
Unless the German people fall...
...we are prepared for any
...to save a human soul,
even in this part of Africa
We are happy to carry out
your every command
Those I considered the most
...were fed appropriately
Thus as this solemn wedding feast we
shall enjoy the greatest delicacy
Our girls abstained from relieving
themselves all day...
...in compliance with your decree...
...that we produce this for you
Let the rite begin
Our guide restored the divine
character of monstrosity...
...thanks to reiterated actions,
that is to say: rites
No more intoxicating desire exists...
...endowing you with the vigour...
...to meet the challenge awaiting you
Eat, my exquisite bride
You must prepare for our night
Nothing's worse than a breath
I can't do it
Offer it to the Madonna
Say: "I can't eat rice with
my fingers like this"
Then eat shit
I refer, as you will have guessed...
...to our illustrious President
After having satisfied him...
...I was impressed by such special
tastes in one so young
Tastes that will become clearer later
Liberated from my mother...
...I found life rich in all
One day Madam presented me to
the libertine in question
His passion will strike you
as somewhat unusual
The scene took place in his house.
I was shown into a darkened room
I saw a man lying on the bed...
...and a coffin in the middle
of the room
"You see before you...", he said...
"...a man on his deathbed...
"...but he doesn't want to close
"...without making a last homage to
the object of his adoration
"I adore the behind
"Although I am dying, I wish to die
"When life has left my body...
"...place me in the coffin...
"...wrap me in my shroud and
close the coffin lid
"I insist that you observe my orders
to the letter
"In this supreme moment with the
sole object of my lewd desire
He went on, his voice broken, sobbing
"Hurry! I am at death's door"
So I went to him and showed him
"Oh, what a marvellous arse
"Having seen this, my life can end.
I've never seen one as alluring"
He fondled it, opened it
He played with it, kissed it, just as
would the healthiest of men
He made me relieve myself of all
that was in my bowels
I was not at all embarrassed
"Now it is the time for me to die.
The supreme moment has come"
As he said that, he gave
a profound sigh
Piss over me
I can't, it won't come
The limitation of love is that
you need an accomplice
Your friend will know the
...is being executioner and victim
My sister knew an official
in the Controller's office
A little pig like man,
with a disgusting face
A chamberpot was arranged...
...for two to sit on, back to back,
and relieve themselves simultaneously
He stirred it with his fingers,
and swallowed it
My sister told me...
...he'd only to see her dirty arse
and he ejaculated
Did your sister have a
You must judge by this.
A famous painter...
...was commissioned to paint a Venus
with a splendid backside
He selected her as his model
after many weeks...
...looking at hundreds of behinds
How old was she then?
Why don't you arrange a competition
to find the nicest bottom here?
I'll do that. I'm an expert
Your Excellency, doesn't this
situation suggest anything to you?
Aren't you ready?
Just a moment
The act of the sodomite signifies
the death of the human species
Ambiguously accepting social
standards while transgressing them
More monstrous than the act
of the sodomite...
...is the act of the executioner
True, but the act of the sodomite
can be repeated again and again
I think there is a way to repeat
the act of the executioner
Turn off the lights
Here is my masterpiece
I have a proposal to make
We have not yet decided on
the winner's prize...
...for the best bottom
Here is my proposal
He or she whose bottom is
judged the best...
...will be killed immediately
This way we'll be impartial, not
knowing whose bottom we are viewing
A shrewd observation
Thank you, Your Excellency
For if we knew we were looking at
a boy rather than a girl...
...we might be influenced
in making our decision
We must be completely
free in our choice
A clever trap I wish to avoid
When one prefers men, it is difficult
to change one's perspective
The difference between a boy and
a girl is enormous
One cannot consider what is
But if we consider all the
stories we have heard...
...in certain cases a girl might be
preferable to a boy
Let us try to remain objective
Look at the elasticity of
There can be no question here
Allow me, Duke
I don't wish to contradict, but may I
re examine a most impressive one?
We'll be delighted to grant
I don't think the heaviness of
...can be compared to the most
beautiful we have here
However, I will yield to the
opinion of the majority
I vote for the Duke's candidate
My vote goes to the Duke's
Dear President, three votes to one
I bow to the majority
But I request that my candidate
be reserved for me to deflower
We'll reveal this mystery
You must be stupid to think that
death would be so easy
Don't you know we intend to kill you
a thousand times?
To the end of eternity, if eternity
can have an end
Once I had a very mysterious client
His mania was closely related to...
...the subject of Signora Castelli's
stories, for which I apologize
The man wanted only women...
...who had been condemned to death
The closer they were to death,
the more he would pay
He would visit them when the
sentence had been pronounced
Thanks to his exalted social status,
enabling him to pay the price...
...not a single one escaped him
He did not possess them casually
He insisted on inspecting their rumps
and that they defecated before him
He was convinced that the
...were those of women who had just
heard the sentence of death
CIRCLE OF BLOOD
Your Reverence, I am ready
We want a marvellous wedding
The President wishes to be first,
he is the most randy
What is this, a mortuary?
These parasites do nothing
for this festive day
Do anything you like.
Laugh, all of you
Go on, idiots, show how happy
Go on, laugh
Why aren't you yelling forjoy?
Go on, sing!
You two, what are you doing?
Excellency, note their names
If you like to whimper, we'll make
you, for your last few days
Shouldn't you have paid your bills,
Of course, Monsieur Juju
Shouldn't you also pay mine?
Because two and two make four
and I'm broke
Earn some money
How do I do that?
Through manual labour
I don't know how
Then become an actor
Try to write then;
all you have to write...
...is any old thing
Are you crazy?
I have a duty to perform;
I'll return later
Your friend here is ready
whenever you are
Please, may I speak to you?
Of course, my dear
What will you do to me?
Talk about that tomorrow;
many things will be decided then
I know a secret. Someone is
violating your law
Graziella had a photograph
under her pillow
Give me that photograph
Spare me and I'll tell you
what Eva and Antoniska do
They're breaking your laws
Don't kill me. I have secrets
to tell you
Speak, dirty whore!
Every night Ezio goes to the
black servant girl
I can take you there
You make me puke
Those who are named will wear
a sky blue ribbon
You can imagine what that means
Others, if they collaborate, are
reprieved. They will return to Salo
What are you going to do to us?
You'll soon know the gravity
of your crimes
The main character...
...figured in a number of
the previous stories
He is forty, very powerfully built...
...with a member like a stallion
He is enormously rich,
very powerful, very cruel
A heart of stone
He owns a house near Milan, which
he uses exclusively for his pleasure
At his parties, at least fifteen
young girls are present...
...aged from fifteen to seventeen
Those who are chosen must present
themsleves completely naked
He touches them, caresses them,
...then makes them defecate into his
mouth, but he does not swallow it
After these first rituals,
with fearsome gravity...
...he brands each girl
on the shoulder...
...burning a number into
their tender flesh
After these preliminaries,
he opens the window...
...and places a girl standing in the
middle of the room, facing the window
Then gives such a powerful kick
to her behind...
...that the poor thing flies across
...through the window and vanishes
into a dark cellar
Our hero is familiar not only with
Nietzsche, but Huysmans as well
In the cellar, a masked executioner
with the devil's emblems...
...presides gravely over the
When all the girls are in
the cellar, our hero...
...is highly aroused, having so many
contacts without once ejaculating
Naked, his huge member jutting
from his belly
Now all the machines have begun
...all tortures at once, with
terrifyingly loud screeching
The first apparatus is a huge wheel
with razor blades...
...to which is bound a girl
to be flayed alive
Another has a live rat sewed
inside her vagina
Oh Lord, why hast thou foresaken us?
...is not content to kill
the same person
He would recommend murdering
as many as possible
Umberto, come here
Bravo, always ready
What does a Bolshevik do when
he dives into the Red Sea?
You don't know what a Bolshevik does?
No, tell me
He goes splash!
Poetry Corner. Ezra Pound.
The whole tribe is from
one man's body
What other way can you think of it?
The surname and the nine arts
The father's word is compassion
The son's, devotion
Small birds sing in chorus. Harmony
is in the proportion of branches
The gay face of spring
is set before the world
The sharpness of winter
now flees defeated
In various apparel Flora reigns
And in the euphony of the woods...
...she is hymned in song
Can you dance?
What's your girlfriend's name?