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The Village (2004)

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

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30 July 2004 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

M. Night Shyamalan put the entire cast through a 19th century "boot camp" in order for them to get a good feel for the time period. See more »

Goofs

When Lucius ventures into the woods he picks a branch off a bush with red berries on it. When he emerges out of the woods there are green leaves on the branch which were not there when he picked it. See more »

Quotes

[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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References The Wicker Man (1973) See more »

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Sociologically fantastic
17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie absolutely blew my mind. I grew up in a small village in Central Illinois. My village is on the map solely because of the Amish community which has established itself in the rural area around the town. "The Village" is reminiscent of all things strived for by the Amish community. Whilst ridiculed by many and misunderstood by most of the rest, the Amish and the community in "The Village" long for the same things: a return to simpler times when the good in life was much more prolific. Although it could be argued that the members of the village have their ideals based upon and rooted in fear, that doesn't differ drastically from many ideals held throughout the world. The negative aspects of our ideals may not be as obvious and spelled-out to us like those of in "The Village," but they remain similar none-the-less. "The Village" is a real thinker's movie and I commend M. Night Shyamalan for another remarkable movie. I can't wait to see what's next.


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