It’s a hard film to watch. I definitely agree with it being one of the more shocking films out there, but I feel there’s more to the film than just shock value too. When thinking about how the town it’s set in, the time period (Mussolini rules Italy at the time the film is set), the way the victims in the film are under complete control with no escape, a lot of it seems like a criticism of dictatorships and how that evil drives people to their worst.
[I made a video going into more detail about why I think it’s an important movie.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbVn3BZgCDA)
What does r/movies think of this film? Do you love it or hate it? Do you think there’s meaning to the film or do you think it’s just shocks for the sake of shocking? Do you think it deserves being called one of the most disturbing films of all time?