A timid and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day, in which she takes to the streets of New York City after dark and randomly shoots men with a .45 caliber pistol.
Anita is a girl of only 16 years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is psychologically completly ruthless. Her relationship the her parents and her ... See full summary »
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
When I first saw the title of "Thriller: A Cruel Picture" (aka "They Call Her One Eye"), I was hooked. What a title for a movie! The protracted wait for the release, and the hype surrounding the film's influence on Quentin Tarantino, simply added to my desire to view this cult classic.
Well, when I settled down to watch the film, it managed to do something very few movies achieve....it surpassed my expectations.
From the very start, this little gem sparkled with a seedy charm that I took to my heart. If Tarantino had been born a decade earlier in Sweden, this would be the kind of film you'd expect him to be making. (Interestingly, this film was actually banned in its home country and was heavily cut on its release in most overseas territories.) As a revenge film, "Thriller" sizzles with energy. It has a great pace and the only time the film stumbles is during the short porn edits (so obviously filmed with different actors that the viewer's attention is displaced). These somehow made me feel like a naughty schoolboy watching an illicit dodgy video! Now, don't get me wrong. I don't have any objections to porn (my handle should perhaps be "Porn Connoisseur"), but somebody taking their Captain Picard up to warp speed and shoving it into a normal movie just doesn't work. Still, it added to that "I ain't going to find this on the shelf in my UK HMV"-feeling which always gives me a warm, perverse buzz.
I digress. The movie is beautifully shot, the delightful Christina Lindberg is splendid, the cast is suitably sordid and the music has to be heard to be believed. It ain't magical but it's memorable.
There are some great set pieces and one of the most unexpected car treats I've ever had the pleasure of watching.
As a DVD, Synapse have delivered the ultimate version of this film. God knows how long they took to source the various elements, etc. for this release but the result is gobsmacking.
A superb exploitation movie and well worth tracking down.
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