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Exclusive: A Nun With A Gun Gets Ready To Kill In Clip From Abel Ferrara's Restored 'Ms. 45'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 25, 2014 at 11:08AM

Prior to making "Ms. 45," among the works of Abel Ferrara was the horror "The Driller Killer" and the porno, "9 Lives Of A Wet Pussy," so the expectation might be that a movie about a mute, meek young woman who gets raped and then exacts revenge on the world around might not be tasteful. But you'd be wrong.
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Ms. 45

Prior to making "Ms. 45," among the works of Abel Ferrara was the horror "The Driller Killer" and the porno, "9 Lives Of A Wet Pussy," so the expectation might be that a movie about a mute, meek young woman who gets raped and then exacts revenge on the world around might not be tasteful. But you'd be wrong.

The wide-eyed and lovely Zoë Lund leads the film, and yes, she is assaulted and the movie tracks her plans to achieve justice. But what might surprise you is that "Ms. 45," which is definitely a piece of '80s sleaze, is also carefully and considerately shot, with a deep respect for the lead character of Thana, and keen sense of pacing and tension building which pays off satisfyingly. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, Ferrara has a lot of fun in the movie teasing the audience, while playing with provocative imagery.

"Ms. 45" has been restored and re-released by Drafthouse Films, and arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD today. Watch below.

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