Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma), commonly referred to as Salò, is a controversial 1975 Italian drama film written and directed by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini with uncredited writing contributions by Pupi Avati. It is based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade. Because of its scenes depicting intensely graphic violence, sadism, and sexual depravity, the movie was extremely controversial upon its release, and remains banned in several countries to this day. It was Pasolini’s last film; he was murdered shortly before Salò was released.
The film focuses on four wealthy, corrupted fascist libertines after the fall of Benito Mussolini’s Italy in 1944 who kidnap a total of eighteen teenage boys and girls and subject them to four months of extreme violence, sadism, sexual and mental torture. The film is noted for exploring the themes of political corruption, abuse of power, sadism, perversion, sexuality, and fascism.
Nightmare Castle (Italian title:Gli Amanti d’oltretomba) is a 1965 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Caiano. The film stars Barbara Steele in dual lead roles, and its music was composed by Ennio Morricone.
The film has several variations in the title and is also known as Night of the Doomed in the United Kingdom, Lovers from Beyond the Tomb and The Faceless Monster. It has been dubbed into English once as an edited release in 1968. It was released to VHS and DVD in the 1990s with a longer cut of the film in Italian with English subtitles. It later became a film released to the public domain and a cult film. source: wikipedia.org
L’Ultima Donna (1976) aka La dernière femme in French and The Last Woman in English.John, played by Gerard Depardieu , is an engineer in layoffs that has been left by his wife and lives with her son in the gray industrial suburbs of Paris. Kindergarten child knows Valeria ( Ornella Muti ) who, with her fiancé in crisis, begins to attend. The two go to live with, but after an initial period of very happy (even sexually), the relationship slips into a routine and it cracks without a reason. Following the ex-wife reappears and John also finds a new flame. In the end, John, tortured psychological impotence to manage her love life and accused of phallocracy by women, it castrates.
This is one of the best known films, provocative and caustic director Marco Ferreri and was also appreciated for the beautiful interpretation of Depardieu and Muti.
A peasant girl is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is working as a cutter to support herself and an infant son, and warns her that Gino has escaped from prison and is seeking revenge. She rejects his offer to protect her. Gino finds Nives, mourning the drowning death of their son. He surrenders himself to the police and then walks at Nives’ side in the funeral procession.
Paisà is a 1946 Italian film directed by Roberto Rossellini, the second of a trilogy by Rossellini. It is divided into six episodes. They are set in the Italian Campaign during World War II when Nazi Germany was losing the war against the Allies, using themes such as the difficulty of communication between people who do not speak the same language, and how they seek to understand each other.
It was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) and the BAFTA Award for Best Film from any source.