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The Woman (I) (2011)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  18 August 2011 (Australia)
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When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Gerald Fuller ...
Peggy Cleek
Chris Krzykowski ...
Chris Cleek
Belle Cleek
Darlin' Cleek
Gordon Vincent ...
Clapp Boy (as Vincent Gordon)
Brian Cleek
Shelby Mailloux ...
Tyler Merlini ...
Boy #1
Jordan Carrasquillo ...
Boy #2
Jordan Chapalonis ...
Boy #3
Carlee Baker ...
Genevieve Raton


When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.

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Not every monster lives in the wild.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 August 2011 (Australia)  »

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The W  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The book 'The Woman' will be released to coincide with the film. See more »


Chris Cleek: You can't! You can't! I am so fucking sick of "You can't!" All the women in this family! Your mother, your idiot sister and now you.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see the young girl interact with a bizarre figure. A weird scene indeed. See more »


Follows Offspring (2009) See more »

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Moving, Powerful, and Horrifying: A Must-Watch!
18 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie made me incredibly uncomfortable. That's the point. Art reflects emotion and obviously you have been put mentally and emotionally into witnessing something you hadn't thought about. Subhumanity, civilization, hypocrisy, 'civilized men' acting savage but hiding it, abuse, incest, rape, and how evil is passed down and learned by children.

This is art in it's purest form. It makes you think. It makes you uncomfortable. It makes you think about issues you probably haven't in a long time. It makes you a little sick inside. That is how you know it's REAL ART. It touches you, but not perhaps in the way you were expecting.

Moving onto technical, the audio was great and silence was used like a knife. The music DID fit many of the scenes, if you happened to watch the tone, pacing, and on most of them: the lyrics. The acting was SUPERB and I loved each actor in these roles because not only was the casting appropriate, but each person, from 'The Woman' to the wife, the son, daughter, even the youngest daughter added their own spice to the soup that gave the movie a tight, concentrated feel. The scripting was above average but there were no 'eternal' lines in this movie or quoteables, but that's not this kind of film. It's not about the script. It's about the depth, the feelings, the melange of evocative thought.

This is TRUE HORROR. Not knowing what will happen next, but seeing the events unfold and become slowly more horrifying as the "Monster" in this movie changes hand to hand, as things progress. As does who is truly the hero of this film.

This is not torture porn. There was very little torture. The gore and the effects for having a small budget were spot on, and the quality of the film, editing, lighting, and delicate touch to the visual pacing shows a knowledgeable hand. The budget they had was used in short, visceral bursts and a powerful ending. This film MOVED me. If you wish to see it as some kind of 'torture porn' then you really are a shallow person who is also a little delusional, as the 'torture' was kept to a minimum and the focus was on the strained relationships and the theme of the 'monsters' within us, within humanity, from abuse, to kidnapping, and the 'noble cause' of civilizing someone wild, or in the case of the "Anophthalmia Project", someone just born different.

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