Thriller - A Cruel Picture (Thriller - en grym film) (Hooker's Revenge) (They Call Her One Eye) Reviews
And if that isn't bad enough she makes friends with one the other postitutes, but later on the her friend is brutally murdered. But the worse thing of all is her parents commit suicide because of the loss of losing their daughter. She loses all that she loved while being addicted to drugs and forced to have sex with men and women alike. So do you think your life is horrible? think again....
You wanna know how she gets her revenge don't you? sorry your just gonna have to see the movie for that. After watching this you'll feel a feeling like no other for the main character. What I mean is sometimes even revenge isn't enough for the pain bestowed upon someone, watch this and you'll see what I mean. And yes this movie was banned when first released but it wasn't the first banned movie in Sweden like the tagline suggests. That movie was The Broken Spring Rose 1912, just a fun fact for ya.
Well worth a rental.
"Thriller - A Cruel Picture" also known as "They Call Her One Eye", "Hooker's Revenge" and "Thriller" is a 1973 Swedish exploitation film in the "rape and revenge" genre written and directed by Bo Arne Vibenius under the name Alex Fridolinski. This is one of those films you have red about, but never gotten to see. Until now. Got hold of a copy at the local flee market and to be honset I did expect a poor mans exploitation "rape and revenge" film, but low and behold it actually does have all sorts of qualities despite being a low budget trashy film. The story is of course quite disturbing in many ways and the exploitation of the mute and sweet Madeleine is not for the weak ones. The camera work is however nicely experimental and dynamic (Love the scene when the camera is placed on top of the speeding police car, between the two blaring sirens) and I love how Vibenius use the camera as the eyes of the characters on numerous occasions. The hardcore porn footage is of course questionable, as the infamous eye-gauging scene. It´s quite clear that the lovely Christina Lindberg is not involved in the porngraphic scenes as the editing is not properly coherent. Does this however add anything to the already strong abuse of Madeleine? Not really, but at the same time I like the fact that Vibenius took this as far as possible to create an impact on the screen. The same goes for his obvious action scene inspiration from Sam Peckinpah and the slow motion ultra violence truly adds a strong layer in the film. The impact of Madeleine all clad in black with her eyepatch and a shotgun is not something you forget either. There´s stark imagery and symbolism in her path to revenge. Plus there´s a truly evil Heinz Hopf as Tony. So, "Thriller" is not always logic and the dramatic scene structure isn´t always functional. Despite the fact that this belongs to a genre that is not fully of my liking, I did enjoy this exploitation flick as much as I did with Abel Ferrara´s "Ms. 45" which obviously was inspired by "Thriller". Trivia: 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. 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).
The movie is definitely terrible but it is a bizarre kind of terrible that you can't stop watching. The pacing is dreadfully slow and, at least in the cut that i watched (the 'limited edition uncut') it is peppered with really out of place 15-20 second clip of hardcore pornography, clearly edited in at some point after the master cut was done. The main actress is stunningly beautiful and manages to convey emotion without speaking a single word or making faces even if at some point the movie seems farcical. There is an acutely disturbing scene at one point (how the girl get her 'one eye' nickname) so if you're squeamish, beware.
Hilarious at parts, horrible at others and a bit dull overall Thriller is not really worth watching unless you really want to track down some of Tarantino's cinematic origins.
i guess between this film and pinky violence stuff like Sex & Fury and Lady Snowblood you have the backbone of Kill Bill. dunno where to go with this maybe ok bye
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