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Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa, 1959)

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Nobi

JP, 108 min

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Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007)

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Total fail, the opposite of good cinema. Naturally it was nominated for 7 academy awards.

However, the McEwan novel is succulently dread-inducing with moments of hyperreal inner psyche exploration that are among the best I’ve ever read. So do that, instead.

Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975)

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
ITA, 116 min.

Passolini’s last film before his murder. Widely considered to be the most controversial film of all time. Based on Les 120 journées de Sodome ou l’école du libertinage, by Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade.

fascist sadism
exemplary punishments
lots of sodomy

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