|release date||January 24 2012|
|studio||Bloody Disgusting Selects, Moderncine|
|writer||Jack Ketchum, Lucky McKee|
|starring||Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers, Angela Bettis|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe Woman is the last surviving member of a feral clan that has roamed the Northeast Coast for decades. When the last of her family is killed in a battle with the police, The Woman finds herself alone, severely wounded and vulnerable. Unfortunately, she is now a far too easy prey for local hunter, successful country lawyer and seriously disturbed family man Christopher Cleek. With his twisted set of ideals, Cleek decides to embark upon a deranged project - to capture her and "break" The Woman - a decision that will soon threaten the lives of Cleek, his family and The Woman. Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino produce.
The Woman isn’t the first time that director Lucky McKee (May) and novelist Jack Ketchum have worked together. They also joined forces for a film adaptation of Ketchum’s Red back in 2008, a novel about an old man seeking justice against the teens who killed his dog, which resulted in one of the more underappreciated revenge thrillers of the past 10 years. It’s an inspired collaboration; they are both artists who depict vivid, personal violence through a haze of emotional detachment. (Although McKee is solely credited with writing The Woman’s screenplay, the upcoming novel is credited to them both.)
In The Woman, lawyer Chris Cleek stumbles upon a half-naked feral woman while hunting in the woods. When he instructs his family to clean out the cellar, they calmly oblige. When he captures the wild woman and cables her wrists and ankles to the cellar wall, the family watches without argument. When Chris states the new secret family project is to “train“ and “civilize” this wild woman, the family goes along with his plan. The family dynamic grows even more eerie from there.