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Year: 2011
USA: The Collective
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers, Angela Bettis, Lauren Ashley Carter, Carlee Baker, Shyla Molhusen, Zach Rand, Carlee Baker, Marcia Bennett, Chris Krzykowski, Alexa Marcigliano, Tommy Nelson, Frank Olsen, Lauren Petre, Lauren Schroeder
Director: Lucky McKee
Country: USA
USA & UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: R for strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence, gore and sexual violence
USA Release Date: 14 October 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 30 September 2011 (Limited Release)


Directed by Lucky McKee, based on the bestselling novel by Jack Ketchum, written Ketchum and McKee by and produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for MODERNCINA‰, THE WOMAN is a disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.

Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis, the film prompted furious debates and walkouts during its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight program at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced of people becoming sick while watching the graphic scenes and one irate Sundance audience member went so far as to say THE WOMAN “ought to be confiscated, burned. There's no value in showing this to anyone." Whether a “wonderfully bizarre tale” or an “inhumane degradation of women,” you’ll have to decide for yourself.

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