In what seems to be a different take on the whole cannibal in the middle of the woods sub genre, writer and director Benjamin Vire, brings us the Belgian movie "Cannibal" about a man who develops a romantic relationship with a cannibalistic woman.
Max (Gob), an agoraphobic golfing enthusiast with a murky past, leads a secluded life in the remote Belgian countryside. While out in the woods practising his swing, he stumbles across an unconscious young woman (Coppejans) covered in dirt and blood and takes her home to clean her up and take care of her. Despite not fully trusting the stranger, whom he decides to call Bianca, Max begins to develop an attraction towards this mysterious beauty. One evening, when Bianca escapes the house and runs into the woods, Max decides to follow her and is shocked to find her cannibalizing a man while having sex with him. Overcoming his initial revulsion, Max becomes fascinated by Bianca’s deviant behaviour and the two begin a bizarre romantic relationship. But it soon becomes apparent that Max is not the only one with a keen interest in Bianca and her unconventional habits when she is abducted and he once again comes face to face with his own violent past.
"Cannibal" is now available on DVD courtesy of Matchbox Films and looks pretty interesting. Let's hope the real subtitles aren't all highlighted like in the trailer below, cause that may be a deal breaker for me.