Thriller - en Grym Film (1974, SWE) C-107m. * D: Alex Fridolinski (=Bo Arne Vibenius). Starring Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Despina Tomazani, Per-Axel Arosenius, Solveig Andersson, Bo Arne Vibenius. Swedish exploitation movie can be grouped among the female revenge films a la DAY OF THE WOMAN (1978). Lindberg is deaf-mute since she was abused as a child, then as a young adult goes out with the wrong man, pimp Hopf. He drugs her and injects her with heroin, thus addicting her. When she refuses to become his prostitute, he cuts out her eye. Then she plots revenge and learns how to drive, shoot and defend herself. Made with no ambition or regard for story-telling, only for the fast buck, as the porno inserts show. Even if Tarantino references it in KILL BILL, this is not worth digging up at all. Vibenius followed this with BREAKING POINT (1975). Also known as HOOKER'S REVENGE, THEY CALL HER ONE-EYE, and THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE.

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