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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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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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In a 2009 interview with Film Bizarro, a website dedicated to underground and independent films, Christina Lindberg confirmed that the hardcore sex scenes used in the film weren't her. The scenes used a couple named Romeo and Juliet, a couple known for traveling around in their vehicle to preform live sex shows. See more »

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She's totally nuts. She should be in a nuthouse.
10 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I glanced at a couple of Bergman films the other day, but couldn't get into them. This film shows that there is something other than Bergman out of Sweden.

I heard that this was a predecessor to Baise-moi, and I wanted to see Christina Lindberg, who I watched recently in Sex & Fury. If you are not looking for a Baise-moi type movie, then there is a R Rated version of this film called They Called Her One Eye.

I thought for a moment I was watching Bergman's The Silence, as there was no dialog. Madeliene (Christina Lindberg) never does talk in this film. Things don't move very fast either. It is excruciatingly slow.

She is taken by a scumbag (Heinz Hopf) that hooks her on heroin and has her prostitute herself after he stabbed one of her eyes out.

She gets Mondays off, and apparently, she manages to use them to learn karate, driving and shooting. Of course, she is still hooked while doing this, which stretches credulity.

The sex scenes are raw, and you do not know if she is using a double. Maybe they were just porno clips spliced into the film.

Once she is ready, she gets a shotgun, saws it off and seeks revenge. The blood effects were really pathetic. Some of the things just didn't make sense along the way. I guess that is why Bo Arne Vibenius only had a three-film career.


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