Frigga is a young woman who was left mute by a sexual assault in her youth. One day she accepts a ride from a stranger and quickly finds herself forcibly addicted to heroin and pushed into prostitution. When she angers the man who did this to her, she gets her eye taken out to teach her a lesson. Not one to just take her lot in life lying down, Frigga uses her money to buy weapons and take martial arts classes in order to extract her revenge on all who have wronged her. (Kind of like a low rent The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.) Prime exploitation stuff.
As if the subject matter weren’t controversial enough, the eye removal scene was actually filmed with the cadaver of a young female who had recently committed suicide. The film also had hardcore sex scenes added to it to help boost revenue.
Those who have watched a lot of exploitation will tell you that this Swedish film isn’t actually all that rough and tumble, and they are correct. It would shock the hell out of the average moviegoer used to Julia Roberts and superheroes, but all things considered, it really isn’t as nasty as it sounds. In fact, at times it almost seems like a made-for-television movie. So why do I have it on the list?
Only in the ‘70s…
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