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COLD HELL review

A religious radical prowls the streets of Vienna, removing the skin of Muslim sex workers while they are still alive before compelling them to drink bubbled cooking oil. A young lady drives a taxi, as the night progresses, every iteration of a terrible human being passes through her cab, each one inching her closer and closer to a rage-fueled breakdown. The film explores the parallel stories of these two individuals whose lives will eventually crash into one another. The most recent film from Oscar-winning Austrian movie producer Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters), Cold Hell (Die Holle) is a merciless tale that wallows in savagery.

Özge Dogruol (Violetta Schurawlow) is the cabbie, whose history of abuse has turned her into a survivor. She continually pushes ahead regardless of what life gives her. She trains at her ex's Thai boxing gym until she gets kicked out for beating the snot out an opponent who throws a sucker punch. She can handle herself and has a strong sense of rig…
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Written by: Jordan Firstman and Charles Rogers
Cast: Charles Rogers, Jordan Firstman, Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Cheri Oteri, Brendan Scannell 
Producers: Sarah Winshall, Kate Gill, Max Broude 
Executive Producers: Daniel Kellison, Mickey Meyer, Doug DeLuca 
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Language: English

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