Movie Review – Cold Hell (2017)

Cold Hell, 2017.

Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.

Starring Violetta Schurawlow, Tobias Moretti, Robert Palfrader, Sammy Sheik, and Verena Altenberger.


A woman witnesses a brutal murder in her neighbour’s apartment building. The killer sees her, and the two take part in a tense struggle that will change both of them forever.

Cold Hell, a tense new thriller from Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky, (The Counterfeiters) is an adrenaline-fueled actioner mixing stunts and scares with political and social drama.

On the streets of Vienna a killer lurks. Özge Dogruol (Violetta Schurawlow), a kick boxer by day and taxi driver at night, witnesses one of the gruesome murders first hand, along with the accoutrements of ritualistic murder and evidence of the horrific torture dealt out to the victim. She does not see the killer’s face. However, it soon becomes clear that the killer believes that she has.

What follows is an inventive

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