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Thriller: A Cruel Picture

"The movie that has no limits of evil!"

1973-05-01 Action 1hr 48m

Madeleine, rendered mute after being sexually assaulted as a youth, accepts a lift from a wealthy and sadistic pimp who soon enslaves her into his prostitution racket. Despite her limited means, Madeleine embarks on a bloody road to revenge against her captors.

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Storyline

Madeleine, rendered mute after being sexually assaulted as a youth, accepts a lift from a wealthy and sadistic pimp who soon enslaves her into his prostitution racket. Despite her limited means, Madeleine embarks on a bloody road to revenge against her captors.

  • Released
    1973-05-01
  • Revenue
    n/a
  • Budget
    n/a
  • Runtime
    1hr 48m
  • Genre
    Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama, Horror
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    svenska
  • imdb-logo
    6.4
  • Production
    BAV Film, United Producers

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Cast

Christina Lindberg

Christina Lindberg

Frigga / Madeleine / One Eye
Despina Tomazani

Despina Tomazani

The Lesbian Girl
Per-Axel Arosenius

Per-Axel Arosenius

Madeline's Father (as Per Axel Arosenius)
Gunnel Wadner

Gunnel Wadner

Madeleine's mother
Marie-Louise Mannervall

Marie-Louise Mannervall

Woman in Village
Hildur Lindberg

Hildur Lindberg

Woman in Village
Marshall McDough

Marshall McDough

Karate Teacher (as Marshal Mc Donagh)
Gunnar Palm

Gunnar Palm

Driving Teacher
Pamela Pethö-Galantai

Pamela Pethö-Galantai

Young Madeleine
Lars Lundgren

Lars Lundgren

Policeman (uncredited)
Per Hessman

Per Hessman

Car Driver (uncredited)
Dan Lindhe

Dan Lindhe

Soldier / Policeman (uncredited)
Bo Arne Vibenius

Bo Arne Vibenius

Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)

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A Review by John Chard 7

Written by John Chard on 2016-03-13

Madeline Marauds! Exploitation cinema in all its glory, or not, depending on your own personal peccadilloes! Directed, written and produc... read more

Madeline Marauds! Exploitation cinema in all its glory, or not, depending on your own personal peccadilloes! Directed, written and produced by Bo Arne Vibenius, Thriller - en grym film (AKA: They Call Her One Eye) is an infamous picture for a number of reasons, reasons that would take a whole page to write about. So use your mouse and google it because this review isn't interested in dabbling in such fare. Plot sees a young Madeline raped by a paedophile and rendered mute by the experience. Into early adulthood and Madeline (played superbly by soft core porn starlet Christinia Lindberg) unwisely takes up the offer of a lift from the odious Tony (Heinz Hopf). Pretty soon she's addicted to heroin and working as a prostitute. However, Madeline is biding her time, for she has plans, plans that spell doom for all her abusers. Does this film have artistic merit? Absolutely! In fact if you take out the inserted pornographic close-ups, which are pointless since we already know what Madeline is going through (a supposed marketing tool of the era apparently...) then this is a kick-ass film. It's a two parter, where the first half shows all of Madeline's misery, with sexual disturbance and body horror, then we switch to Madeline's fight back, where we get one of the coolest anti-heroines of 70s exploitation. She's sporting an eye patch, a glorious black trench coat, and weapons, oh yes! There are weapons, hands, guns and cars, oh my! It's here where Vibenius asks the question about justifiable revenge, whilst the super slow-mo approach to the violence will either be viewed as indulgent or classy (I'm with the latter camp). It is what it is, grungy and grimy, operating in a specialist niche of cinema, but worthy in that it didn't conform, and it has proved influential. It's just not a date movie or something to watch with you mom! Right, I'm off for a bath. 7/10

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A Review by JPV852 7

Written by JPV852 on 2022-07-03

Okay rape-revenge thriller has a fine performance from Christina Lindberg even though she has zero lines and there are scenes tough to watch... read more

Okay rape-revenge thriller has a fine performance from Christina Lindberg even though she has zero lines and there are scenes tough to watch. The revenge portion is the best part however the slow-motion fight between Madeliene and the cops went on far too long. The final scene was satisfying though. **3.5/5**

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A Review by John Chard

Madeline Marauds! Exploitation cinema in all its glory, or not, depending on your own personal peccadilloes! Directed, written and produced by Bo Arne Vibenius, Thriller - en grym film (AKA: They Call Her One Eye) is an infamous picture ...

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A Review by John Chard 7

Written by John Chard on 2016-03-13

Madeline Marauds! Exploitation cinema in all its glory, or not, depending on your own personal peccadilloes! Directed, written and produced by Bo Arne Vibenius, Thriller - en grym film (AKA: They C...

read more
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A Review by JPV852 7

Written by JPV852 on 2022-07-03

Okay rape-revenge thriller has a fine performance from Christina Lindberg even though she has zero lines and there are scenes tough to watch. The revenge portion is the best part however the slow-moti...

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