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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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Raised by wolves, a ferine woman and last survivor of a cannibalistic tribe of inbred savages, bathes wounded and vulnerable in a river somewhere in the lush woods of Northeast coast where she used to roam free. Stripped of clothes and anything that could tie her to the human race, the human-like savage beast will seem as the perfect trophy to the eyes of Chris, a misogynistic lawyer, who will hunt the woman down, and like the most precious and elusive prey, he will manage to capture her and bring her home. However, is there a place for a feral, flesh-eating primitive who communicates with grunts and growls, among civilised people? In the days to come, Chris will make the woman his project, and like a proud predator kept in captivity, with the help of his dysfunctional family, he will attempt to domesticate the untamed female by sadistically breaking her will. Soon enough though, no restraints, no training, and certainly no male supremacy will be no match for the raging woman's raw ... Written by
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 »
[Introducing The Woman to the family]
Can't have people running around the woods thinkin' they-re an animal... its not safe.
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After the credits, we see the young girl interact with a bizarre figure. A weird scene indeed. See more »
The Woman tells the tale of a feral woman who is captured by, at least on the surface, a traditional family man who is an attorney in a solo practice. As the movie proceeds, it is clear that the man's patriarchy goes way beyond, into that of a power-crazed maniac. The tension is palpable between the man and his captured trophy as her presence in the lives of the family members affects each differently. Be prepared for shocking and intense graphic violence and plot twists you would never expect. Not for the squeamish. The story is compelling and so are the characters in this study of human nature.
The acting is practiced and believable. The writers have a good handle on the dynamics of domestic violence. I see this film as exemplifying domestic violence taken to its furthest extreme. How domestic violence perpetuates itself through the generations can be seen in the distance.
I like the way The Woman is the central character of the film while at the same time being incidental to the drama unfolding within the family unit.
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