Giton, 12 Four elderly women, chosen for their ugliness to stand in contrast to the children. Marie, 58, who had strangled all 14 of her children and one of whose buttocks was consumed by an abscess. Louison, 60, stunted, hunchbacked, blind in one eye and lame. Her ass, which she had never wiped in her whole life, resembled a volcano.
Conception[ edit ] Pasolini's writing collaborator Sergio Citti had originally been attached to direct the film version of the Marquis de Sade 's The Days of Sodom. Casting[ edit ] Initially Ninetto Davoli was chosen to play Claudio, a young collaborationist, but due to legal problems he had to decline, the role being replaced by Claudio Troccoli, a young man who had a similarity to Davoli in his first films. Pupi Avati, being the writer, is not officially accredited due also to legal problems. Most of the actors of the cast, although they were natural actors, many of them were models that did not have modesty to show their naked bodies and most of them retaining their original name. Franco Merli was considered like a prototype of the Pasolinian boy. Ezio Manni remembers during filming: When to reward the link the gun to his head, he had a rebellious snap, could not withstand that gesture.