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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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Brandon Gerald Fuller ...
Baby
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Peggy Cleek
Chris Krzykowski ...
Roger
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Chris Cleek
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Belle Cleek
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Deana
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Darlin' Cleek
Gordon Vincent ...
Clapp Boy (as Vincent Gordon)
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Brian Cleek
Shelby Mailloux ...
Jenny
Tyler Merlini ...
Boy #1
Jordan Carrasquillo ...
Boy #2
Jordan Chapalonis ...
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Genevieve Raton
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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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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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Chris Cleek repeatedly uses the word "anophthalmia" in reference to one of his daughters. Unilateral anophthalmia is the congenital absence of one eye, and bilateral anophthalmia is the congenital absence of both eyes. See more »

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[after the feral woman bites off Chris's finger while he garrottes her]
Chris Cleek: That is not civilised behaviour!
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After the credits, we see the young girl interact with a bizarre figure. A weird scene indeed. See more »

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Disgusting, Perverse, and Thought Provoking
2 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Woman- The movie opens with a seemingly happy family enjoying a backyard BBQ with some friends. But it is apparent very soon that this family has a lot of terrible secrets they are hiding. The wife seems to be walking on eggshells around her husband, the teenage daughter is having trouble at school, and the teenage son is showing signs of being a psychopath like his father. The father may seem like the picture of an upstanding citizen but is actually a wolf in sheep's clothing.

During a hunting trip, the father finds a feral woman. But instead of calling the authorities, he brings her home to live with his family? He decides to make it a family project to clean her up and domesticate her. It is no surprise that things do not go as smoothly as he hoped. What follows is a disturbing gory end to the story.

From a woman's point of view, I saw this film as more of a piece about what is actually civilized and what is feral. The Woman could instinctively tell who was there to harm her or help her. She could easily read other people's emotions and reactions to what was happening to her. During the duration of the film, the father seems to act just as uncivilized as his captive, but displays it in a very different way than The Woman.

The movie was shocking, disgusting, thought provoking, and perverse. Horror fans will be be satisfied and cringing with the splatterfest ending.


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