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
I listen to the party scene every night before sleep. / Zoe Lund’s a great screenwriter.
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.
It's a classic for a reason.