The Village


1h 48m 2004

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
El bosque, Le village, Village, Woods, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Thriller
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Anthony Ortiz
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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.

Crew

Pam Aaron

Costumer

Annica Ackerman

Assistant

Douglas Aibel

Casting

Jaremy Aiello

Sculptor

Greta Alexander

Scenic Artist

Christine Altomari

Production Associate

Bob Ammerman

Construction

Scott Anderson

Construction

Jonathan Ankeny

Construction

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Charlie Araki

Construction

John Arena

Construction

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

J Lourdes Aviles

Scenic Artist

Joseph W Baliski

Rigging Electrician

Josh Balmer

Post-Production Assistant

Michael Chris Barne

Construction

Donnell Barnes

Instructor

Christopher Barron

Audio

Tim Beach

Art Director

Charley Beal

Art Director

Christopher Beattie

Best Boy

Christian Beckman

Effects Coordinator

Gene Bedgood

Construction

James Bell

Construction

Jessica Bellfort

Adr Editor

Braden Belmonte

Assistant Camera

Franklin T Bennett

Scenic Artist

Sean Bernard

Scenic Artist

Gregg E Billinge

Construction

Steven A Blake

Construction

Josh Blakeslee

Assistant Camera

David Blitstein

Special Effects

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Mitchell Bloom

Assistant Costume Designer

Steve Boeddeker

Sound Design

Steve Boeddeker

Supervising Sound Editor

Thomas Boguski

Production Coordinator

Susan Bolt

Costumer

James Boniece

Rigging Grip

Michael Boothby

Makeup Assistant

Michael Boothby

Hair Assistant

Anthony Bowen

Rigging Grip

Lewis Bowen

Scenic Artist

Chris Bower

Greensman

Adam Boxlitener

Construction

Adrienne Boyd

Production Secretary

Julian Brain

Assistant Director

Krzystof J Bratun

Scenic Artist

James Breen

Greensman

Jonathan Breen

Construction

Michael W Brennan

Lighting Technician

Andrew M Brett

Set Production Assistant

Eric Brevig

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rolland M. Brooks

Scenic Artist

Garf Brown

Scenic Artist

Walter Brown

Construction

Roy Bryson

Hair Stylist

Thom Bumblauskas

Scenic Artist

Robert Buncher

Construction

Michelle Burnworth

Construction

Ljiljana Lee Cado

Makeup Artist

Danielle Cadorette

Tailor

Timothy Callahan

Construction

Christine Cantrell

Hair Stylist

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Patrick Capone

Director Of Photography

Jimmy Carmickle

Construction

Gerald Carpenter

On-Set Dresser

Gwendolyn Carry

On-Set Dresser

Tony Castagnola

Greensman

Mark Catania

Grip

Suzan Cerceo

Costumes

Elizabeth L. Chambers

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jacob Charney

Assistant Location Manager

Lisa Chino

Dialogue Editor

Chris Clabbers

Construction

L Elizabeth Cline

Set Production Assistant

Ardis Cohen

Hair Stylist

Dylan Collier

Scenic Artist

John Countryman

Audio

Adam Crawford

Construction

Steve Cremin

Special Effects Supervisor

Jason Currie

Coordinator

Michele Cusick

Set Production Assistant

Dennis Daly

Scenic Artist

Eden Daniels

Costumer

Michael Davidson

Special Effects Technician

Glenn R Davis

Generator Operator

John F. Davis

Illustrator

Paul Davison

Dga Trainee

Roger Deakins

Director Of Photography

Wendy Deal

Assistant

Jerry Decarlo

Hair Stylist

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Daniel Delaney

Construction

Edward Demeglio

Construction

Tony Denoi

Construction

Michael Desmond

On-Set Dresser

Thomas F Devine

Lighting Technician

Felice Diamond

Makeup Artist

Larry Dias

Set Decorator

Lee Dichter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joshua Dilworth

Construction

Diane Dixon

Hair Stylist

Burton Dodge

Scenic Artist

Anne Donovan

Scenic Artist

Woodrow Dooley

Construction

Matthew D Douglass

Construction

Laura Downing

Costumer

Robert F Drago

Construction

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

Dianne Dreyer

Script Supervisor

Frank Paul Dukes

Construction

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects Supervisor

Cassandra Ross Eccles

Construction

Charles C Eccles

Construction

Kate Edwards

Costume Supervisor

Jules Eggli

Assistant

Tracy Ershow

Assistant

Frank Eulner

Supervising Sound Editor

Frank Eulner

Sound Design

Fernando Favila

Makeup Effects

James C. Feng

Art Director

Robert Fernandez

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kenneth H Finn

Construction

Kevin Fleming

Scenic Artist

Ray Flynn

Lighting Technician

Tom Foden

Production Designer

Richard Ford

Rigging Gaffer

David Fortino

Construction

Brian Fox

Scenic Artist

Holly C Frabizio

Assistant Location Manager

Dandro Fralinger

Construction

Alex Fratar

Assistant

Michael Frechette

Special Effects Technician

Hilary Frisch

Art Department

Jordan Gable

Construction

Kent Garmon

Construction

Eileen Garrigan

Scenic Artist

Michael T Gavin

Swing Gang

Roger Geier

Construction

Edward R Geller

Construction

Jay Geller

Construction

Kelly Gleason

Makeup Artist

Georgette Gogniat

Tailor

Benjamin Goldstein

Production Assistant

Nicholas Gould

Video

Anthony Graf

Construction

Jon E Graf

Foreman

W Steven Graham

Art Director

Mark Grasso

Construction

Paul A Grasso

Greensman

Jonathan Greber

Audio

C Joseph Gregorio

Construction

Joe Grimaldi

Best Boy Electric

Thomas Groody

On-Set Dresser

Carlos Guerra

Assistant Camera

Ulysses Guidotti

Apprentice Editor

Vanessa Gutin

Office Production Assistant

Jeff Habberstad

Stunt Coordinator

Shane Habberstad

Stunt Performer

Melissa Haley

Costume Department

William J Hamilton

Construction

William M Hamilton

Transportation Coordinator

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Matthew Hanlon

Construction

Brian Hardy

Construction

Joseph Ray Harper

Construction

Andy Harris

Assistant Camera

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Richard Harrod

Construction

Rich Hartman

Construction

Sarah Hayon

Assistant

T J Healy Ii

Liaison

Diane Heller

Makeup Artist

William Hennessy

Construction

Raymond Henry

Construction

Christopher Hensel

Grip

John J Herron

Construction

Joshua Hersko

Set Production Assistant

James T. Hill

Music Producer

George Hines

Rigging Gaffer

Lynne Hockney

Choreographer

Stephanie Holbrook

Casting Associate

Robert Holtzman

On-Set Dresser

Steven J Holtzman

Accounting Assistant

Bill Horton

Projectionist

James Newton Howard

Music

Ben Howe

Assistant

David C Hughes

Sound Effects Editor

Jorge Pablo Iasillo

Construction

Mark Indig

Unit Production Manager

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Alicia Jacobson

Scenic Artist

Jenn Jenner

Scenic Artist

Gregory F Johnson

Grip

Sheldon Johnson

Construction

Bill Jones

Construction

S Ford Jones

Greensman

Film Details

Also Known As
El bosque, Le village, Village, Woods, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Thriller
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Anthony Ortiz
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Award Nominations

Best Score

2004

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 30, 2004

Released in United States on Video January 11, 2005

Kirsten Dunst was previously attached to star.

M. Night Shyamalan received eight-figures against gross participation to write and direct the project.

First film of a two-picture deal between M. Night Shyamalan and Walt Disney Pictures.

Duart color

Kodak

Released in United States Summer July 30, 2004

Released in United States on Video January 11, 2005