1944-45, northern Italy. Gathered in Salò, four fascist authorities - the Duke, the Bishop, the President of the Court of Appeal and the President of the Central Bank - charge the militia to kidnap a group of boys and girls. Shut altogether in a villa, they will impose on them cruel laws worthy of Dante’s Inferno, in order to create a new humanity, numb and addicted to horror.
Writer, poet, journalist, screenwriter and director, Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in Bologna in 1922. Known for his caustic ideas, always an ardent critic of the Italian middle class and of the consumer society, through his works he deeply analyzes his country. He was murdered on the beach of Ostia in November 1975. His vision still contributes to understand the evolution of European societies. Pasolini becomes a filmmaker at almost forty, inspired by the marginalized people of Rome. A very personal version of De Sade's novel The 120 Days of Sodom, Salò is his last film.