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The Woman (2011)

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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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Lucky McKee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pollyanna McIntosh ... The Woman
Brandon Gerald Fuller Brandon Gerald Fuller ... Baby
Lauren Ashley Carter ... Peggy Cleek
Chris Krzykowski Chris Krzykowski ... Roger
Sean Bridgers ... Chris Cleek
Angela Bettis ... Belle Cleek
Marcia Bennett ... Deanna
Shyla Molhusen Shyla Molhusen ... Darlin' Cleek
Gordon Vincent Gordon Vincent ... Clapp Boy (as Vincent Gordon)
Zach Rand ... Brian Cleek
Shelby Mailloux Shelby Mailloux ... Jenny
Tyler Merlini Tyler Merlini ... Boy #1
Jordan Carrasquillo Jordan Carrasquillo ... Boy #2
Jordan Chapalonis Jordan Chapalonis ... Boy #3
Carlee Baker Carlee Baker ... Miss Genevieve Raton
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Storyline

A feral woman and last survivor of a cannibalistic tribe bathes wounded and vulnerable in a river, somewhere in the lush woods of Northeast coast where she used to roam free. The beast-like savage woman will seem as the perfect trophy to the eyes of Chris, a misogynistic lawyer, who will hunt the woman down and bring her home. However, is there a place for a feral, flesh-eating primitive among civilized 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 breaking her will. Soon enough though, no restraints, no training, and certainly no male supremacy will be a match for the raging woman's raw and merciless aggression. Written by Nick Riganas

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A Horror Masterpiece! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The W See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Modernciné See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The novel written in conjunction with the movie has many interesting extra facts about the story and the characters. In the film, it's clear the Woman can see that Peggy is pregnant and even says "Bahbee" in broken English. The book says that she knew this from the beginning and, when addressing Peggy and her mother to ask for help in Gaelic the first time she saw them, the book confirms that she said, "Will you help me, mothers?" See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Great Movie
24 October 2011 | by MikeWright75See all my reviews

Gory in parts, but some cracking performances by the actors, and though a slightly predictable plot, it kept me at the edge of my seat nearly all the way through. A powerful performance from Pollyanna McIntosh. She stole the movie. She has just the right amount of masculine feral power mixed with feminine vulnerability to make her character truly believable and you root for her and the final denouement all the way through the film. The air of menace mixed with devastating elements of bullying and cruelty by the sadistic father and his effect on the psyches of his family are well handled and plausible.

Highly recommended.


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