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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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Brandon Gerald Fuller ...
Baby
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Chris Krzykowski ...
Roger
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Deanna
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Gordon Vincent ...
Clapp Boy (as Vincent Gordon)
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Shelby Mailloux ...
Jenny
Tyler Merlini ...
Boy #1
Jordan Carrasquillo ...
Boy #2
Jordan Chapalonis ...
Boy #3
Carlee Baker ...
Miss Genevieve Raton
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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 Nick Riganas

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

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The book 'The Woman' will be released to coincide with the film. See more »

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Chris Cleek: [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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Follows Offspring (2009) See more »

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Cannibalism and misogyny.
1 November 2011 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See 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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