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Ms. 45

Ms. 45

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

Member Reviews

I listen to the party scene every night before sleep. / Zoe Lund’s a great screenwriter.

21 hours ago

Love it!

3 weeks ago

Great movie

3 weeks ago

love the plot of this movie, it plays out beautifully. the score definitely ruined it for me, it made it feel a little cheesy, which this movie is not at all.

3 weeks ago

It's a classic for a reason.

3 weeks ago