AKA: The W
Directed by: Lucky McKee
Starring: Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Sean Bridgers (Chris), Angela Bettis (Belle), Zach Rand (Brian), Lauren Ashley Carter (Peggy), Shyla Molhusen (Darlin), Carlee Baker (Miss Raton)
Language: English (English subtitles)
Genres: Captivity, Cannibalism, Domestic Abuse, Sexual-Violence against Women, Family, Gruesome
Plot – Spoilers:
The Woman addresses the vital question – if you were to chance upon a wild animal in human form – a feral woman to be specific – could she be tamed and domesticated through captivity.
Chris is the despotic head of a family who moonlights as a successful lawyer. His real job profile includes hunting, proudly grooming his psychopathic son in his ways, and showing the remaining females of his family, their true worth and place in his world.
Chris’ world is a fairly satisfied one. But there’s always room for improvement, and this arrives in the form of a feral woman he spots while out hunting. Apart from the invigorating thought of domesticating her in his cellar, there is the attractive prospect of a midnight snack, when the action at home gets boring. So Chris promptly captures the woman, locks her up and hands out specific chores to each member of his family regarding her upkeep.
Chris is played in a disarming, offhand manner by Sean Bridgers and this helps elevate The Woman to a memorable viewing experience.
Also, post-credits, there’s a short bonus scene.