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"There is no turning back"

The Village is a dramatic love story containing elements of suspense. The story centers around a small village set within a forest area. The inhabitants of the village dress and speak as though they were from some time in the past. The village is led by a group of elders who have convinced the successive generations that monsters live outside the boundaries of the village. The monsters can be heard every once in a while and are even seen from afar. The children and young adults have never known any other way of life than what they have experienced within the boundaries of the village.

The love story is between a young woman named Ivy, and a young man named Lucius. The two profess their love for each other and intend to get married. Their plans are halted when a young man named Noah, who is mentally challenged, becomes jealous of their relationship and ends up stabbing Lucius with a knife. Lucius will die unless he can receive antibiotics which can only be obtained outside the village. Ivy, who is blind, pleads with her father to let her go past the boundaries into the outside world to seek help. Against the wishes of the other elders, he allows her to make the journey by detailing the direction to go and the landmarks she must pass.

Ivy's father also reveals the truth about the monsters, before she leaves. They are creatures created by the elders of the village to prevent people from leaving. He does try to instill some caution in his daughter by telling her they had heard stories of unspeakable creatures in the forest. Ivy's journey is based on her love for Lucius. At one point she encounters Noah dressed as the monster. She also gets confused in her direction after it rains. Eventually she makes her way to a brick wall and climbs over it where she encounters a park ranger making his rounds.

| 2004 | 1 hr 48 min | 6.5/10 | 44/100
Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt
Buena Vista
M. Night Shyamalan

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