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Set in the Nazi-controlled, northern Italian state of Salo in 1944, four dignitaries round up sixteen perfect specimens of youth and take them together with guards, servants and studs to a palace near Marzabotto. In addition, there are four middle-aged women: three of whom recount arousing stories whilst the fourth accompanies on the piano. The story is largely taken up with their recounting the stories of Dante and De Sade: the Circle of Manias, the Circle of Shit and the Circle of Blood. Following this, the youths are executed whilst each libertine takes his turn as voyeur.
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|Release Date:||1977||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Color (Eastmancolor)||Distributions Co:|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||.....Production Company, Marquis De Sade .....Production Company, United Artists Films .....Studio, United Artists Films .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor|