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REVIEW: A Serbian Film (2011) and Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Warning: Reader discretion advised.

It’s not often that I’ll do a double review, but I did effectively watch these films as a double-bill, so I thought I’d also review them as such. I’ll try my best not to compare them – they’re two completely different films and give different messages, but as some of the themes and content are similar, some contrasting will inevitably occur.

Why, I hear you ask, have I put myself through such an ordeal as to watch two of the most revolting movies of all time back to back? Let me explain.

There I was, sat in Caffe Nero enjoying a caramelatte with extra caramel (one of my usuals) and I stumbled across an article on Total film (read it here) about the Top 25 Most Disturbing Movies Ever. Like most people, I saw The Human Centipede as soon as I could, and actually thought it wasn’t a bad film. The sequel I saw too, and okay I didn’t enjoy it, but it wasn’t as revolting as I’d imagined.

So, I wondered what the most disturbing movie in the world was, and whether it would affect me. Total Film decided it was The Exorcist, but I disagree. Having never been a fan of The Exorcist, I thought I’d try out the one that sounded the most disgusting, which was Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

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