Director Bo Arne Vibenius shot to fame by directing the rape/revenge classic Thriller - en grym film/They Call Her One Eye (1974)and decided to make an even more controversial film.
This dystopian, surreal, nightmarish film about a serial killer/rapist looks like nothing else in Swedish cinema and have few counterparts, even by international standards.
There are some graphic violence but I think the hardcore pornographic scenes in this film that makes it an early precursor to controversial filmmakers like Lars Von Trier, Catherine Breillat etc.
In many ways Vibenius was way ahead of his time by splicing in hardcore porn into his films. Something that is not common, but has been used (mainly within art-house cinema)by several other directors for various reasons.
The story itself reminds me of, say, Maniac (1980), American Psycho (2000), C'est arrivé près de chez vous/Man Bites Dog (1992), Hi, Mom! (1970)etc.
Granted it is not as good as the above mentioned films, mainly because Vibenius doesn't seem to know what kind of story he wants to tell neither does he seem to have real script.
But you get the feeling that film is supposed to have dreamlike, surreal feeling, how much of the film is "real" and how much is just fantasies by the main character?
However, I urge everyone to see this one, and it should be released on DVD, because it is a curious item among Swedish exploitation cinema(or Swedish film history in general)due to it's content and style.
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