saloAfter controversial Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered in 1975, Salo, his most famous film, was "kidnapped." Though it was later recovered, the film was missing some of its most horrifying footage, which has never been found. The film, banned in many countries upon its release, places the Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom in WWII Italy and is still shocking today in its depiction of sexual violence and humiliation.

During the filming of Salo, Pasolini allowed
photographer Fabian Cevallos to be on the set, as long as he stayed out of sight. Cevallos recorded virtually every moment of the film's creation, and was recently persuaded to publicly show his images of the missing sequences for the first time. The pictures, which Cevallos says he remembered when he saw the horrifying images from AbuGhraib, depict "tremendous humiliation" involving torture by electric chair, repeated rapes, and murder, all observed by disinterested guards. To Cevallos, the images are even more chilling because of their connection to the present day. "When I saw the images of torture at AbuGhraib," he said, "I understood that Pasolini had foreseen everything."

Cevallos' collection is currently on display at
Rome's Auditorium, and will be there through November.
categories Movies, Cinematical