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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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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 »

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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 »

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Production Co:

Modernciné See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Several aspects of the film were left on the cutting room floor, most notably an entire subplot concerning Peg's psychological state and her sexuality, including a sexual relationship between her and her teacher. 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: Can you say "anophthalmia"?
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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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Cannibalism and misogyny.
1 November 2011 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Jack Ketchum's "The Woman" early scenes introduces a normal American middle class family in the Cleeks,a young successful lawyer father,his sympathetic wife and three children ranging from preschool age to mid teens attending a BBQ and enjoying life.The facade doesn't last too long, and soon enough Chris Cleek,while hunting stumbles across an escapee cannibal from "Offspring".He captures cannibal girl and puts her in the basement,where he tries to civilize her via torture and sexual degradation.The film becomes darker and darker as we see that Cleeks family has its own ugly secrets.Disturbing horror movie that mixes cannibalism with misogyny and dysfunctional hell.The acting is great,there are some upsetting shades of incest and plenty of nasty gore.The finale is extremely gory with plenty of blood spilled and guts eaten.Haven't read the novel yet,but its film adaptation by Lucky McKee is quite graphic.I wouldn't call it 'abhorrent',though.8 cannibals out of 10.


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