The Wicker Man

Synopsis: While recovering from a tragic accident on the road, the patrolman Edward Malus receives a letter from his former fiancée Willow, who left him years ago without any explanation, telling that her daughter Rowan is missing. Edward travels to the private island of Summerisle, where Willow lives in an odd community that plant fruits, and she reveals that Rowan is actually their daughter. Along his investigation with the hostile and unhelpful dwellers, Edward discloses that the locals are pagans, practicing old rituals to improve their harvest, and Rowan is probably alive and being prepared to be sacrificed. When he locates the girl, he finds also the dark truth about the wicker man.
Director(s): Neil LaBute
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
102 min

out in the Pacific Northwest.

It's some sort of farming commune

or whatever.

Yeah, like the Amish or something.

Give her a call.

I already tried, but guess what.

There's no phone service on Summersisle.


Hey, Pete, it's me.

Hey, I'm glad I got your machine,

because you'll probably laugh at me, but--



Ahoy there.

What was that?

I don't know

what you're supposed to say.

Then I'd just go with hello.

Right. Hello.

You know about a place

called Summersisle?

Yes, I do. I make most

of the deliveries around there.

Deliveries, huh?

Yep. Just about every day.

That's what I'm doing now.

What would I have to do

to catch a ride?

Oh, no. I don't care to lose my contract

with these folks. They're very particular.

All right, then just drop me down

on the beach...

...or whatever they have,

and I'll walk into town.

The answer's still no.

It's just a few miles.

I could practically swim that.

You better start swimming, then.

Why? What's the big deal?

Because it's private.

It's off-limits, and we respect that.

We're all private people around here.

Yeah, but you're so warm and open,

it really makes up for it.

I'm just kidding.

Okay, look, how about

you take all of us there?

What do you mean, "all"?

Well, me...

...Mr. Grant here

and his twin brother Ulysses.

Lost your bearings?

Oh, hey. Sorry.

You snuck up on me there.

I don't think so.

-This is Summersisle, right?


-In the right place.

-Afraid not. This is private property.

You can't land here without permission.

Listen, I completely understand,

but I was invited here.

-I'm a cop.

-And what does that mean?

A police officer.

I do what I can for people. Help them out.

Now, a complaint has been made

by a resident of this island.

A complaint, you say?

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Neil LaBute

Neil N. LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best-known for a play that he wrote and later adapted for film, In the Company of Men (1997), which won awards from the Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the New York Film Critics Circle. He wrote and directed the films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Possession (2002) (based on the A.S. Byatt novel), The Shape of Things (2003) (based on his play of the same name), The Wicker Man (2006), Some Velvet Morning (2013), and Dirty Weekend (2015). He directed the films Nurse Betty (2000), Lakeview Terrace (2008), and the American adaptation of Death at a Funeral (2010). LaBute created the TV series Billy & Billie, writing and directing all of the episodes and is also creator of the TV series Van Helsing. He also directed several episodes for shows such as Hell on Wheels and Billions. more…

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