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Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
"Thriller - en grym film" (original title)

 |  Action, Thriller  |  5 June 1974 (USA)
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A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.

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(screenplay) (as Bo A Vibenius) , (an original story) (as Alex Fridolinski)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Lindberg ...
Heinz Hopf ...
Tony
Despina Tomazani ...
Lip-stick lesbian
Per-Axel Arosenius ...
Frigga's Father (as Per Axel Arosenius)
Solveig Andersson ...
Sally
Björn Kristiansson
Marie-Louise Mannervall ...
Woman in village
Hildur Lindberg ...
Mother's Friend
Stig Lokrantz
Olle Nordlander
Marshall McDough ...
(as Marshal Mc Donagh)
Gunnar Palm
Pamela Pethö-Galantai ...
Young Frigga
Lennart Robertsson
Hans-Eric Stenborg
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Frigga lives with her parents on their farm. Unable to speak after being horrifically raped by an elderly man when she was young, her parents spend the majority of their money on speech therapy classes for their daughter in the hope that one day, she will speak again. One day, Frigga misses the bus to get to her speech therapy class. She accepts a ride off a suave looking gentlemen named Tony who pulls up beside her. Once they are in town, he takes her for a meal. Afterwards, he takes Frigga back to what appears to be his bachelor pad. He gives her wine that has probably been drugged, as she passes out after drinking it. The man then takes no time in bringing a crooked doctor in to get her fixed on high class heroin. After announcing to Frigga that she is now dependent on heroin and cannot last more than 48 hours without it, she must work as a prostitute for him. Frigga, obviously not thrilled by this news, attempts escape twice, but to no avail. On getting her very first client, she ... Written by the_mushroom_auditorium

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Sweden's sensational Christina Lindberg as the working girl they pushed too far! (US 1975 release) See more »

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compelling fable of abuse and revenge
24 December 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

The gorgeous nymph Christina Lindberg is a mute woman who is abducted, drugged and forced into sexual servitude by a slick criminal.

Notable for its hardcore sex sequences which, in my humble opinion, lend great gravity to Lindberg's unfortunate personal situation, this revenge drama has a measured, moderate pace and is quite compelling.

Titled THEY CALL HER ONE-EYE in some markets because our heroine does get her eye poked out by her captor, the film has rarely been seen uncut until the advent of Synapse Films' recent DVD.

Some scribes have complained that the hardcore sexual material ruins the film. I don't see any basis for this complaint. The hardcore honestly portrays the level of abuse Lindberg receives.

The revenge section of THRILLER is labored and stylized. There's no clear catharsis and there's no joy for the avenging angel.

Director Bo A Vebenius also wrote and produced.

Though called "the roughest revenge movie ever made" by Quentin Tarantino, it is not particularly rough compared to fare such as FORCED ENTRY, CAPTURED FOR SEX 2 or ZOOM UP: RAPE SITE.

It is an art-house revenge pic that is well worth seeing. I'm not sure I'd want to re-see it regularly, though. It does runs slow.


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