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The Wicker Man (1973)
“You’ll simply never understand the true nature of sacrifice…”
Searching for a missing girl, Sgt. Howie is led to Summerisle. Isolated in the cold Scottish waters it is a place renowned for its fruit and harvest. A strong Christian and man of virtue the Sergeant has trouble dealing with the locals and their heathen ways. It not only the fruit that is different on Summerisle…
This is a film that dares to question our established values and lifestyle. Hedonistic and intense at times yet peaceful and ‘civilised’ at others. ‘The Wicker Man’ is laced with symbolism and presents our ‘modern society’ with an alternative view of both life and death. Fearing the child is to be used as sacrifice, Pagan rituals and lust lead the Sergeant on a dance where the hunter becomes the hunted.