A victim of rape in early childhood and left mute by the traumatic event, Frigga is now a young woman, living with her parents on a remote farm. She misses her bus one day and accepts a ride from a stranger, a vicious pimp, who kidnaps and drugs the girl, forcing her into prostitution and gauging her eye out for good measure. But despite her captivity, Frigga secretly trains in martial arts, marksmanship and race car driving. They call her One Eye, and she will have her revenge.

Boarne Vibenius’ notorious, uber-cultish exploitation shocker, a prime example of the rape-and-revenge subgenre, the bleak, brutal and beautifully bizarre Thriller – A Cruel Picture aka They Call Her One Eye, starring Christina Lindberg as the ultimate eyepatch-wearing avenger, may have inspired Tarantino’s two-part saga Kill Bill and its one-eyed assassin Elle Driver. But Thriller is truly one of a kind, this is the real thing.

“The coolest actress in Sweden in the roughest revenge movie ever made.”
Quentin Tarantino

“Marketed as the first Swedish film ever banned /…/ Thriller – A Cruel Picture (aka They Call Her One Eye and Hooker’s Revenge) is just like its title suggests – an extremely cruel rape and revenge thriller that is a provocative cocktail of art house and exploitation filmmaking. Previously little known even in its native homeland except to hardcore followers of all things grindhouse and drive-in it now has a higher profile since the turn of the century thanks to its most famous fan, writer and director Quentin Tarantino. /…/ It remains unique and is a must see for any fans of violent genre fare.”
– Dave J. Wilson, Cinematic Shocks


Sweden, 1973, DCP, 1.66, colour, 108′, English subtitles

directed by Boarne Vibenius (as Alex Fridolinski)
written by Boarne Vibenius
cinematography Andreas Bellis
editing Brian Wikström
music Ralph Lundsten
cast Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf
produced by Boarne Vibenius (BAV Film)

Presenting the original uncut Swedish version restored in 2017 by the Swedish Film Institute.


Introduction and Q&A with special guest Christina Lindberg!

Eyepatch Double Bill: Show your ticket for Thriller – A Cruel Picture at the Kinodvor box office and get a ticket for Escape From New York at a discounted price of 3,5 €.


Film stills © Boarne Vibenius