Franco Citti was to play one of the soldiers' studs, but he did not appear. It is terrifying. In the film, almost no background is given on the tortured subjects and, for the most part, they almost never speak. It is a film that asks you to hate humanity, to hate what we're capable of; to look in the mirror and hate yourself. University of Toronto Press. In Och, Dana; Strayer, Kirsten eds. They then kidnap nine young men and nine young women and take them to a palace near Marzabotto. The President leaves to masturbate. The men angrily order the children to laugh, but they are too grief-stricken to do so.