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

-Thanks, hon.

-You got it.



Sorry, my mind was wandering.

Totally understand. If I just ate one

of them burgers, I'd be in a trance too.

So where's your friend?


Your salad's up.

Give me your driver's license

and registration.

-You know why I stopped you?



Afternoon, sir. Hello.

Sorry about the....

We're just in the middle of moving and I--

And I'm sorry.

-Did you get my doll?

-Sweetie, hush.

It's okay.

I've got it, honey. It's a little banged up.

Anyway, sorry again.

Ever since lunch, she's been acting out.

-I'm bored.

-Well, I know what that's like.

But we need to be careful with our things

so everyone else can be safe too, right?

-We won't let it happen again, sir.

-Great. Thanks a lot.

Sweetie, stop that.

I'm so sorry. She's belted in, but--

Don't worry, it comes

with the territory. I'll get it.

Keep your head down!

Give me your hand! Give me your hand!




That about sums it up.

I heard about your commendation.

That's great.


Guys down at the station are saying

you might resign or something. Is that true?

My dad would kill me.

Here. Pete made me bring them over.

"Get well soon" stuff.

I guess it just keeps coming in, so....

-You wanna sit down, or...?


Stuff helping you?


You don't have to stay.

I don't really need visitors.

So you gonna shoot

for detective now, or what?

I just need a little time off.

So they still never found

the bodies from that car, right?


The car wasn't even registered,

if you can believe that.

Well, who were they?

Don't know.

May never know.

Edward, I know that we haven't spoken

in a few years and things ended badly...

...or I ended them badly,

to be more fair...

...and I didn't wanna hurt you

any more than I did.

Now I must.

To the point. I have a daughter.

She is a perfect child,

and her name is Rowan.

She has been missing for two weeks now,

and I need your help.

I should explain.

I live on Summersisle,

a tiny place in Puget Sound.

I doubt you've heard of it.

It is where I grew up. Do you remember

how you always used to ask me?

Now you know.

Rowan couldn't have left the island

by herself. She's too young.

I have tried to find her on my own...

...but am receiving little help

from the community.

I fear she is in danger,

so now I turn to you.

I pray that you'll forgive me.

Yours fondly, Willow Woodward.



Eddie. How's it going?

Good, thank you.





-How you doing?


-Are you back?

-Not for a couple weeks.

You didn't see this woman come in,

by any chance?

-No, why?

-Because, no stamp.

Read it.

The plot thickens.

Didn't even know you had a plot.

No kidding.

So is this, like,

some old girlfriend or something?

This Willow?

No, no, she was....

-We were engaged.


We were, you know, close,

and then she took off on me.

Yeah. Sounds like she got close

with someone else too.

And she's got the nerve

to contact you now? Shit.

I know. I know.

It's the fact that I'm a cop, I guess.

-We need to be in that briefing.


-Hey. It's good to see you.


-You're gonna blow this off, right?

-I don't know.

Yeah, I'm pissed off at her.

Come on.

You haven't seen this girl in,

like, what? Forever?

Her kid's missing, Pete, okay?

I might be all she's got.

Tell her to contact the father.

-I'm just saying.

-Yeah, I get it. I'm just--

Why don't you do a little digging

on her first? I mean, come on.

Summersisle? Where the hell is that?

Yeah. This is all I could find.

It's privately owned

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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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