A young girl, forcibly prostituted, takes revenge on the people who molested her soul and abused her body.
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Some shots of this film will stay in your memory for many years, believe me. If you can find and watch this masterpiece of Swedish art house, of course.
As a man who knows a great deal about the kitchen of filmmaking, and having worked for some time as an assistant and production supervisor for Ingmar Bergman, Bo Arne Wibenius decided to make his own films. He made his directorial debut with Hur Marie trÃ¤ffade Fredrik (1969), which is probably the only children’s thrash film I know. Having lost his financial position (which is hardly surprising, as no child would want to see a film about two teenagers who travel through time on a supermarket shopping cart and engage in a shoot-out to shoot their clothes off), Bo nevertheless took up the pen and directed and produced his next film, a porno-thriller with the very original title Thriller: A Brutal Movie.
The prefix “porn” in this case is not a marketing move to lure more hardcore moviegoers to the theater, but really reflects the film’s subgenre. The gorgeous Christina Lindbergh is perfectly cast in her role and conveys all the rage and insanity of her character without even saying a single word in the entire movie. Her understudy for the hardcore scenes, a specially hired prostitute, also gave her performance to the fullest extent, providing not only her vagina but also her anus. There are no complaints about the rest of the cast, either, especially considering the acting background in Sweden in the 70s. As for the directing and camerawork, you can sing the praises for hours. Having got a camera that allows shooting up to 500 frames per minute (against the standard 24), Mr. Vibenius created a separate area for the carnage scenes, managing not only to show the excellent level of special effects, but also visualizing thereby all the rage and frenzy of the main character. Later this method would be used by Guy Ritchie in the cult “Cards, Money and Two Guns”. Well, I think it is not necessary to say, that this movie became the starting point of the Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” dilation, everybody knows about it.
So, what did Bo Arne Wibenius get from his second (and penultimate) author’s project? What he got was a truly cult film that was immediately banned from distribution in Sweden, and in the only country where it was shown, in America, the film was thoroughly cut, first changing its title to They Called Her One-Eyed Man and then to Revenge of the Prostitute. That’s about it, because Vibenius didn’t make a dime, thanks to the cunning American distributors. But over time almost the entire film has been quoted in other cult (and not only) films, so I highly recommend it. Personally, I was pleased to see where a lot of modern director’s finds were born.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (72.0 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Swedish: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Swedish: Dolby Digital 2.0
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
English, English SDH.