Ms .45 (AKA Angel of Vengeance)
A seamstress turns vigilante-avenger after being attacked and raped, in what is arguably Abel Ferrara’s greatest film.
Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Editta Sherman
USA 1981. 80min
After being sexually assaulted twice in one day, Thana, a non-speaking seamstress, is left terrified and traumatised. Arming herself with the .45 caliber pistol of her second attacker, Thana soon embarks on a killing spree in which no man is safe. To some this is a feminist cult classic, to others a seedy exploitation pic, but whatever your take, there’s no denying this iconic rape-revenge shocker is a visceral, unforgettable piece of work.
Contains scenes of sexual assault that some viewers may find distressing.