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The Village (26-Jul-2004)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan

Keywords: Thriller

M. Night Shyamalan thriller depicts an isolated village's troubled truce with mysterious creatures lurking in a nearby forest and the ordeal that follows.

Deep in late-19th century rural Pennsylvania rests an isolated village populated by inhabitants living in constant fear of unseen creatures said to thrive in a neighboring forest. Referred to as "Those We Don't Speak Of", the creatures are explained as maintaining a truce with the locals that sees them spared from destruction in exchange for a refusal to venture into the woods; all hell breaks loose, however, when Ivy, the blind daughter of a village elder, sets out on a journey into the forest and uncovers disquieting truths about the community's existence. A compelling plot hamstrung by accusations of plagiarism, less-than-ideal acting, and a final twist all too endemic of Shyamalan's films make this a disappointment far removed from his earlier efforts.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jayne Atkinson
18-Feb-1959   Erin Strauss on Criminal Minds
Adrien Brody
14-Apr-1973   The Pianist
Jesse Eisenberg
5-Oct-1983   The Social Network
Brendan Gleeson
29-Mar-1955   Mad-Eye Moody
Judy Greer
20-Jul-1975   13 Going on 30
Bryce Dallas Howard
2-Mar-1981   The Village
William Hurt
20-Mar-1950   Altered States, Broadcast News
Cherry Jones
21-Nov-1956   The Heiress
Joaquin Phoenix
28-Oct-1974   Gladiator
Michael Pitt
10-Apr-1981   Hedwig and the Angry Inch
M. Night Shyamalan
Film Director
6-Aug-1970   The Sixth Sense
Sigourney Weaver
8-Oct-1949   Alien


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