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A Woman Captured (2017)




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A Woman Captured is about Marish, a 52-year-old Hungarian woman who has been serving a family for a decade, working 20 hours a day, without getting paid. Her ID was taken from her by her oppressors, and she is not allowed to leave the house without permission. Treated like an animal, she only gets leftovers to eat and no bed to sleep in. Marish spends the days with fear in her heart, but dreaming of getting her life back. The presence of the camera helps her realize she isn't completely alone. She begins to show signs of trust; after 2 years of shooting, she gathers her courage and reveals her plan: "I am going to escape." The film follows Marish's heroic journey back to freedom.


Critic Reviews for A Woman Captured

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

This was standout TV for which Tuza-Ritter will doubtless, and rightly, win awards.

October 23, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Shows, in almost full view, the exhaustion of being entrapped as a slave and what it takes to get out of it.

June 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Hungarian docmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter's stirring, Sundance-tapped debut draws a hapless victim of modern-day slavery from the shadows.

January 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nightmarish but rewarding for all concerned.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

An unequivocally powerful and very moving film, A Woman Captured is unflinching in its determination to emphasise how urgent and ubiquitous experiences like Marish's are. A Woman Captured is essential viewing.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the troubled navigation of its own approach and ethics, as a documentation of human exploitation in a time and place where many won't expect to find it, A Woman Captured is illuminating viewing.

August 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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