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USA: Newmarket Films
UK: Tartan Films
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Mos Def, Eve, David Alan Grier, Hannah Pilkes, Benjamin Bratt, Eve, Kevin Rice, Michael Shannon, Carlos Leon, Gina Philips, Van Cameron, Paul Majors Bobby Prochaska
Director: Nicole Kassell
UK: 87 mins
USA Rated: R for sexuality, disturbing behavior and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and theme of child sexual abuse
USA Release Date: 7 January 2005 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 29 December 2004 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 24 December 2004 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 25 February 2005
Starring Kevin Bacon, THE WOODSMAN is a harrowing and moving tale of one man's attempt to re-enter society.
After twelve years in prison, Walter moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. He finds unexpected solace from Vicki (Kyra Sedgwick), a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history.
But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious police detective (Mos Def). After befriending a young girl in a neighborhood park, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons.
THE WOODSMAN, based on a play of the same name, is an unnerving, ultimately hopeful portrait of compulsion and hard-won redemption.