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The Backwoods (2006)
"Bosque de sombras" (original title)

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An English couple's holiday in Spain is interrupted when they discover a girl imprisoned in a cabin.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Lucy
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Norman
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Isabel
Jon Ariño ...
Lechón
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Paco
Kandido Uranga ...
Miguel (as Kándido Uranga)
Álex Angulo ...
José Andrés
Savitri Ceballos ...
José Andrés' Daughter
Patxi Bisquert ...
José Luis
José Andrés Zalguegui ...
Bartender (as José A. Zalduegui)
Ramón Churruca ...
Ignacio
Isabel Jiménez ...
Camarera
Yaiza Esteve ...
Nerea, The Child
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrés Gertrúdix ...
Antonio
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Storyline

Ledoyen and Considine play a young married couple at the end of the 1970s, who come to visit a friend (Oldman) who now lives in the Basque region because he has married a woman from there (Sánchez-Gijón). Their tranquil summer turns to horror when they discover a girl with horribly mutilated hands in the forest. They try to help her by taking her away from the home in which she is locked, but the local villagers, who have to protect the girl, start a pursuit in the forest they know much better than the visitors. Written by Press Release

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There are hunters and prey...that's the only truth in this world.

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16 February 2007 (Spain)  »

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€3,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Gary Oldman, Paddy Considine and Virginie Ledoyen were dubbed for the Spanish version of the film. The scenes where the characters had whole scenes with English dialog were all dubbed. Only when the characters spoke in English with the Spanish characters, the dubbing actors said their lines in English. 'Aitana Sánchez-Gijon' dubbed herself. See more »

Quotes

Norman: I'm just trying to think!
Paul: Don't think! Let me think for both of us!
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Connections

References Straw Dogs (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

There is a war
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
Taken from the Album 'New Skin for the old Ceremony'
Courtesy of Sony HNG Music, Canada
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17 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've ever been in the middle of taking an exam which requires you to write an essay of which you're fully prepared for but test time runs out before you can complete your thoughts and put them down on paper, that's how you'll feel when this movie ends. I just wanted that little extra something that was missing. It had tension that felt very real and fine acting, especially oldman, and had a constant upbeat pulse throughout the film that kept me interested. But it was a mad dash towards what I hoped would've been an incredible ending but leaves me "out in the rain". Definitely worth a look-see though. Not nearly as bad as what I've been reading.


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