The Backwoods (2006)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Thriller

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An English couple's holiday in Spain is interrupted when they discover a girl imprisoned in a cabin.


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18 January 2009 | lastliberal
| There are hunters and prey, Norman. That's the only f*cking truth in this world.
Compared to Straw Dogs or Deliverance, this thriller set in the Basque region of Spain adds that local charm that makes it worth watching.

It features Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Harry Potter) and Virginie Ledoyen (8 Women, The Valet), and that's reason enough to watch. Add Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (The Machinist, The Whore and the Whale) and Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz), and you should have a great movie. There are other very good actors (Lluís Homar, Andrés Gertrúdix, Álex Angulo) familiar to those who watch Spanish movies, and they add immensely to the pleasure.

They find a little girl (Yaiza Esteve) locked in a cabin in the woods with lobster claw syndrome. They take her to help and immediately enrage the locals.

During the hunt for the girl, one of the locals decides he wants some time with Ledoyen, but he didn't count on Norman (Considine) possessing some cajones. He couldn't shoot a rabbit, but you don't mess with his wife.

A lot died before the chase through the woods was over.

Featuring the great music of Leonard Cohen.

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Release Date:

16 February 2007


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

France, Spain, UK

Filming Locations

Navarra, Spain

Box Office


EUR3,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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