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The Village (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  30 July 2004 (USA)
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The population of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance with the mysterious creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.


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In a quiet, isolated village in olde Pennsylvania, there lies a pact between the people of the village and the creatures who reside in the surrounding woods: the townspeople do not enter the woods, and the creatures do not enter the village. The pact stays true for many years, but when Lucius Hunt seeks medical supplies from the towns beyond the wood, the pact is challenged. Animal carcasses, devoid of fur, begin to appear around the village, causing the council of elders to fear for the safety of the village, the pact, and so much more. Written by simsman24000

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence and frightening situations | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

M. Night Shyamalan's The Village  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,746,142 (USA) (30 July 2004)


$114,195,633 (USA) (26 November 2004)

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Did You Know?


The inspiration for the story comes from two unlikely sources: "Wuthering Heights" for the period drama, and King Kong (1933) for the community living in fear of predatory creatures. See more »


While Ivy and Lucius are talking at Ivy's house, Lucius puts his arms down. In the next shot, they are folded. See more »


[first lines]
August Nicholson: Who'll pinch me to wake me up? Who will laugh at me when I fall? Whose breath will I listen for so that I may sleep? Whose hand will I hold so that I may walk?
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During the end credits we see pictures of the village. See more »

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User Reviews

Very unfortunately advertised completely incorrectly
11 January 2005 | by (Thessaloniki, Greece) – See all my reviews

The film The Village, was quite unfortunately Mal advertised, this being in Greece of course. Instead of showing the ingenuity of the plot and the sort utopia created, it depicts a cheap horror story. This accomplished two very inopportune things. Firstly it attracted quite a unimaginative unintelligent crowd of people, who were, of course, displeased by the outcome of the story. Secondly it didn't allow the more imaginative more interpretive crowd to enjoy the quite complacent plot and Walden Two like utopia ultimately falling apart the sole reason people never left the place was due to their fear of some unknown creature.It was well done, had a good group of productive actors and a very suspenseful plot and deserves better reviews than it is given.

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