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. It tells the story of a mute young woman who is being forced into heroin addiction for which she has to work as a prostitute, and her revenge on the men responsible.
The film was marketed as the first film ever to be completely banned in Sweden, although the one that actually was first was Victor Sjöström’s The Gardener from 1912.2 It has received a cult following and was one of the inspirations behind Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, specifically the character of Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah).
Bo Arne Vibenius (born 29 March 1943 in Solna, Stockholms län, Sweden) is a Swedish film director, most famous for his exploitation classics Breaking Point and Thriller – A Cruel Picture (Swedish: Thriller – en grym film). The latter served as a huge influence on Quentin Tarantino when making his Kill Bill movies and the director has called it “the roughest revenge movie ever made”
This one really takes place in its own context in terms of a lot of sound choices and general editing. I would say that the choices made are extremely their own and creative and it all gives the film a great tone that is addicting to watch. What can be argued as flaws in the film, usually seem more like characteristic oddities and overall, I haven't experienced too much quite like it.
i really liked the premise, but the writing and the direction was so off. with a theatrical ("in the bad meaning") feel to it, the movie exists in an isolated bubble, which is never in danger to collide with reality. a more realistic and precise approach could have led to a great movie. enjoyable trash? yeah. but the kind of trash, which leaves you unsatisfied, cause you feel the movie could have been much more.