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Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973) Poster

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A long standing rumor surrounding the film was that a real corpse was used for the scene where Madeleine's eye is taken out with a scalpel. In a March 2006 interview with DBCult Film Institute, Christina Lindberg confirmed this. The body was of a young girl who had committed suicide. Makeup was added to the eye, and the shot was filmed in the hospital that had received the body.
In a 2009 interview with Film Bizarro, a website dedicated to underground and independent films, Christina Lindberg confirmed that she did not appear in the hardcore sex scenes featured in the uncut version of the film. The actors were "Romeo and Juliet", a couple known for traveling around in their vehicle to perform live sex shows.
Christina Lindberg had no driver's licence, but does her own driving, with a policeman lying on the car floor, operating the shift.
During pre-production, Christina Lindberg was doing some shotgun-training outdoors and was arrested when bystanders thought she was shooting at them.
In the shooting-up scenes, Christina Lindberg injected salt mixed with water.
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The name "Frigga" is from Swedish mythology. She was queen over the Gods and Odin's wife. Odin is of course famous for being one-eyed.
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Bo Arne Vibenius made this film to cover up the financial failure of his first film. His intention was to create "a commercial-as-hell crap-film". The actors had a clause in their contracts to ensure that they would not reveal who the director of the film really was.
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Christina Lindberg trained in martial arts for two months in order to play the lead role in this film.
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Swedish censorship banned the film in April 4, 1973. Despite the tag line, this is not the first Swedish film to be banned in Sweden, that was Trädgårdsmästaren (1912).
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The film (as "Thriller") was rejected for cinema by the BBFC in 1974.
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Director Cameo 

Bo Arne Vibenius: The hot-dog vendor who shows Madeleine the way into the dock.
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