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.

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Critic Reviews for A Woman Captured

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

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

Jan 15, 2018 | Full Review…
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Nightmarish but rewarding for all concerned.

Jan 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Oct 23, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | 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.

Oct 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.

Aug 16, 2018 | Full Review…

A Woman Captured is an astonishing documentary of a buoyantly spirited woman and the filmmaker she entrusts in sharing her life story.

Jul 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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