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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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Not every monster lives in the wild. 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

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 »

Goofs

The hole drilled through the basement door would not allow to have a direct view on the woman's face. See more »

Quotes

Chris Cleek: Dry her off.
Belle Cleek: Is it safe now?
Chris Cleek: Yeah. Don't worry!
Belle Cleek: Says the man with nine fingers...
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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 »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Whew that woke me up
31 October 2012 | by jonnytheshirtSee all my reviews

This is not a movie for all people. Well I was a bit tired when I started watching The Woman by the end of it I was wide awake and a little bit stunned. I'd definitely place this in a genre with the french movies Irreversible and Martyrs, horror with an underlying social message. Now I'm not going to get into that here as some have given this movie 1 and I'm not saying it is an epiphany or revelation but I see a lot in this movie even including the music choice as being relevant even though some have scorned it as simply bad and inappropriate. How you interpret the characters are portrayed is up to the viewer but they are acted quite well. For me the characters were symbolic in many aspects and this is a superior Horror, and horror it is. It certainly sucked me in and entrapped me in it's story. As a horror fan the large majority are predictable twaddle with people who can't run straight without falling over and generally panicking and making very bad decisions to further the plot. There were a few moments in The Woman I was approaching the feeling of - this wouldn't happen - but the good performances, underlying fear and intentionally off hand portrayal of sociopath tendencies by male lead kept me reeled tight to the story, and a story is what it is. For me I believe I 'got' this movie and i think it was well made and memorable.


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