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Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)

Thriller - en grym film (original title)
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.

Director:

Bo Arne Vibenius (as Alex Fridolinski)

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Lindberg ... Frigga
Heinz Hopf ... Tony
Despina Tomazani Despina Tomazani ... Lip-stick lesbian
Per-Axel Arosenius Per-Axel Arosenius ... Frigga's Father (as Per Axel Arosenius)
Solveig Andersson ... Sally
Björn Kristiansson Björn Kristiansson
Marie-Louise Mannervall Marie-Louise Mannervall ... Woman in village
Hildur Lindberg Hildur Lindberg ... Mother's Friend
Stig Lokrantz Stig Lokrantz
Olle Nordlander Olle Nordlander
Marshall McDough Marshall McDough ... (as Marshal Mc Donagh)
Gunnar Palm Gunnar Palm
Pamela Pethö-Galantai Pamela Pethö-Galantai ... Young Frigga
Lennart Robertsson Lennart Robertsson
Hans-Eric Stenborg Hans-Eric Stenborg
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Storyline

Rendered mute after a horrific assault in the park by a sadistic old paedophile, young Madeleine tries to escape the traumatic experience living in silence in her parents' farmhouse. However, things will take a turn for the worse, when an innocent offer for a lift by a handsome stranger in a flashy sports-car leads to a nightmarish life of prostitution, abuse, and drug addiction. But when Madeleine finds out her evil pimp's cruel scheme, an irrevocable course of sweet retribution and a deadly sawed-off double-barrelled shotgun will inevitably set the stage for a bloody roaring rampage of revenge. And then, no one will ever dare to harm her again. Never again. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

The movie that has no limits of evil! (US 2005 DVD release) See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

5 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hooker's Revenge See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BAV Film,United Producers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (R-rated) | (R-rated cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film (as "Thriller") was rejected for cinema by the BBFC in 1974. See more »

Goofs

When the police car runs over a piece of grass between two roads, you can clearly see tire tracks from earlier takes. See more »

Quotes

Tony: I like women who don't talk too much... but you set a new record!
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Alternate Versions

US version was heavily edited (ca. 20 min.) for a R rating. DVD release by Synapse is uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Thriller Or: Revenge Of The Ginger Cyclops!
21 February 2015 | by fandangonoirSee all my reviews

The 1973 violent Swedish revenge film Thriller: A Cruel Picture, also known as They Call Her One Eye, greatly influenced Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill and you can see why even with only one eye.

The film has rather racy full-on penetration sex scenes, which were apparently popular at the time, done by body doubles, they actually work and match well intercut with the real actors performing simulated sex in something other than the usual dull missionary position movie sex scenes.

It's a quiet film with little or no score, set in a Swedish small town with perhaps the world's most ineffective police force and most unobservant neighbors ever, pay no attention to that shotgun killing across the road.

Gaps in logic galore in the story of an innocent young ginger girl left mute by a childhood rape who becomes addicted to heroin by a vicious pimp and enslaved into prostitution before honing her skills in hand-to-hand combat, guns and stunt driving before at long last taking her bloody revenge.

Ridiculous yet one of the better cult films I've seen.


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