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Village, The

Village, The(2004)

Also Known As: El bosque | Woods, The |

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Brief Synopsis

At first glance this late nineteenth century village seems picture perfect. However, this close-knit community lives with the frightening knowledge that a race of creatures resides in the woods around them. The villagers share the fear of the evil and foreboding force that lurks outside. So frightening that one dare not venture beyond "The Village" and into the woods. Despite the advice of his elders, a curious and determined Lucius Hunt has a burning desire to step beyond the boundaries of the town into the unknown. Town leader, Edward Walker warns Lucius of the danger amongst the town's outskirts, and Lucius' mother, Alice Hunt advises him to stay at home and spare himself of the greed and desires that exist in the outside world. Lucius' strength is matched only by Ivy Walker, a beautiful and mesmerizing blind woman with an unusual wisdom beyond her years. Her fearless nature and gift-like perception are beyond anything Lucius has ever known. Both Lucius and the mischievous Noah Percy admire Ivy passionately, though her heart only has room for one of them. Her devotion eventually leads her down a forbidden path where terrifying truths are revealed. The ominous presence of the unknown boils over into chaos for the town, with one's bravery being the only thing that can save them. The truce between "The Village" and the creatures is ending.

Cast & Crew

Joaquin Phoenix Lucius Hunt
Adrien Brody Noah Percy
Sigourney Weaver Alice Hunt
William Hurt Edward Walker
Brendan Gleeson August Nicholson
Cherry Jones Mrs. Clark
Celia Weston Vivian Percy
Jayne Atkinson Mrs Walker
Judy Greer Kitty Walker

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG-13 Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  2004 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Sound:  Production Co:  Blinding Edge Pictures .....Production Company, Scott Rudin Productions .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Buena Vista International .....Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Theatrical Distributor, Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong) .....Theatrical Distributor, Sam Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Touchstone Pictures .....Studio, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, Anthony Ortiz .....Utility Cable, Walt Disney Studios Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Ster-Kinekor .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Industrial Light + Magic .....Additional Visual Effects, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Opticals, Tony's Food Service .....Caterer, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Score Recording Facility (Sony Scoring Stage), Efilm .....Digital Intermediate, .....Animal Wrangler, Mike Lemon Casting .....Philidelphia Location Casting, Trevanna Post, Inc. .....Post-Production Accounting, Picturemill .....Title Sequences, Illusion Arts, Inc. .....Special Visual Effects, Sound One .....Various, On Location Education, Inc. .....Studio Teachers Provider, Todd-Ao .....Score Mixing Facility, Xfx Inc. .....Creature Costumes
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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