Directed by Abel Ferrara
Abel Ferrara’s 1981 grindhouse stars the late, great Zoë Lund as Thana, a mute seamstress who gets raped twice in one day. After Thana manages to kill (and dismember) her second attacker, she snaps and embarks on a killing spree aimed at lecherous, rapey men, which soon puts the whole city on edge. A companion-piece to Ferrara’s previous film, THE DRILLER KILLER, MS. 45 excels thanks to Lund’s extraordinary lead performance, which lends the film a feminist authenticity lacking in many of the rape-revenge films that preceded it. A haunting, thrilling must-see.
A mute seamstress goes on a killing spree after being assaulted in Abel Ferrara’s classic.
Cast: Helen McGara, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Zoe Tamerlis-Lund
Really good one from Ferrara that straddles the line between exploitation and art. This is more demented than some simple feminist mirror of Death Wish.
This ended up being a lot better than I expected after the trashy rape scene. i'm stilling trying to figure out what qhat she says at the end.
SUCKS BIG TIME
Everything I hoped it would be after years of hearing how influential it was.
Everything I hoped it would be over years of earring art ow influential it is.