Directed by: Bo Arne Vibenius
Actors: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Despina Tomazani, Per-Axel Arosenius, Solveig Andersson
Language: Swedish (English, French, Brasilian, Spanish subtitles)
Also known as: Hooker’s Revenge, They Call Her One Eye, Thriller,
Description: Classic rape and revenge movie! A young girl, forcibly became a prostitute, a sophisticated revenge men molested and raped her soul over her body.
I think a lot of that has to do with the last half-hour or so of the film. While the first two acts portray Frigga as some sort of spineless, drug-addled simpleton, the third reel character arc is a bit much to swallow. Had she not gone from meek and mild to deadly and destructive within the span of, oh, ten minutes or so, perhaps things would have played out differently for me. The picture spirals quickly into outrageously wild action without much warning, which is both jarring and exciting. It’s a thrill to watch this innocent little girl blast her way through a stable of sadistic clients, but you can’t help but feel you’ve accidentally changed the channel to some low-budget Art Camacho film on Cinemax. This is no slight to the actors, of course. Heavens, no. Everyone plays their part with near-perfection, especially the lovely Christina Lindberg (Anita: Swedish Nymphet and Every Afternoon). No, I think the problem lies within the script itself, which seems unable to handle Frigga’s transformation from hooker to hitwoman organically. Still, the film is far from lousy, and it’s still one of my all-time favorite revenge flicks.Just because the film suffers from a slightly-skewed third act is no reason to write it off as a total failure.