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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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Fun for the whole family. See more »

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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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Modernciné See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This film is a sequel to The Offspring (2009). 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: That is not civilised behaviour!
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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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Follows Offspring (2009) See more »

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Patriarchy and feminism in their extremes
10 June 2011 | by ms_jade_liSee all my reviews

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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