A vicious serial killer is targeting prostitutes in Vienna, Austria. A tough young woman from Turkey, who works as a taxi driver, witnesses one of the murders and becomes a target. The police are of no help, so she must stop him herself.
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Özge Dogruol is a young woman who left Turkey to find a better life for herself in Austria. She finds work as a cab driver in its capital, Vienna, but frequently faces hostility and intolerance from both her customers and the local police. In order to vent, she takes kickboxing classes and never backs down from a fight, even with police officers, if necessary, to make things right. Meanwhile, the city is plagued by a sadistic serial killer with seemingly religious motives, who targets, tortures and murders a very specific kind of prostitutes. On her way from work one day, Özge witnesses the murder of her next door neighbor, the serial killer's latest victim, and sees the killers face. Unfortunately, he notices Özge as well and tries to kill her. Özge turns to the police, where she's met only with skepticism. Failing to kill her, the killer goes after her extended family in Vienna next, which forces Özge to find a way to stop him herself, and her only ally is a lone police detective ...
The film's alternate title "Cold Hell" refers to Zamhareer, the cold part of Jahannam. Jahannam is the Islamic equivalent of Hell. See more »
In the very end of closing titles the phrase sounds (as a voiceover) that for the first time is said by the lead when she looks in the mirror while in the hospital: "Ich bring dich um" (i.e. "I'll kill you"). See more »
And I mean that in the nicest sense possible. Really I do! Of course if you feel that is an insult, you probably don't like movies like that. Sleazy thrillers, made a couple of decades ago. They were very successful and had charm to them. Very comparable to this one, which has flaws in many departments and you could argue that the characters are not all around likable (especially the police man who gets drawn into the center of it all).
Still this is very empowering to women, even when it doesn't look like it at the beginning. There's still nudity and action and gore and all that. But there's also a lot of humor in it. Of course not everyone will find the same things funny, but the movie does not take prisoners and goes some extra miles ... even when introducing characters and giving us a "father-figure" who almost feels out of place in this. So again, it is messy and it is far from perfect ... but that is what makes it so enticing.
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