|Directed by||Koldo Serra|
|Produced by||Iker Monfort
|Written by||Jon Sagalá
|Music by||Fernando Velázquez|
|Edited by||Javier Ruiz Caldera|
Set in 1978 in the Basque Country, Northeast Spain, The Backwoods tells the story of two married couples staying in an isolated house in the woods. Once belonging to his Basque grandmother, Englishman Paul (Gary Oldman) has purchased the house as a holiday retreat for himself and his Spanish wife Isabel (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón) . They are joined by fellow Englishman Norman (Paddy Considine) and his wife Lucy (Virginie Ledoyen), who are hoping the holiday will help save their marriage. While out hunting, Norman and Paul discover a deformed girl locked away in an abandoned building; deciding to rescue her, they take her back to their holiday home. The following day, a group of armed local men come to the house searching for the girl, whom they claim is their niece.
Set in the summer of 1978, Lucy and Norman, a young married couple whose relationship is going through a rough patch, join Norman's boss, Paul, and his Spanish wife, Isabel, on holiday in Basque Country. Located in an isolated area in the middle of the forest, Paul's ancestral home seems the ideal spot for a quiet stay and the chance for Lucy and Norman to sort out their emotional problems. However, their peace is shattered when Paul and Norman discover a cabin in the forest in which a girl with ectrodactyly is imprisoned. Their attempts to take the girl to the police are hindered by the difficulties of the heavily wooded terrain and the intervention of a group of villagers who are determined to keep the girl locked away for good.
- Gary Oldman - Paul
- Virginie Ledoyen - Lucy
- Paddy Considine - Norman
- Aitana Sánchez-Gijón - Isabel
- Lluís Homar - Paco
- Yaiza Esteve - Nerea
- Álex Angulo - Jose Andrés
- Patxi Bisquert - José Luis
- Andrés Gertrudix - Antonio
- Savitri Ceballos- Hija de Jose Andres
- José Andrés Zalguegui - Bartender
Based on six reviews, the film garnered an aggregate rating of 67% on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
- The BackWoods at AllMovie
- The BackWoods at the Internet Movie Database
- The BackWoods at Rotten Tomatoes
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