Watch The Village Online at Couchtuner . Twelve-year-old Bert Middleton is torn between his bullying father John, who wants him to help out on the family farm, and his teacher Gerard Eyre, who wants him to stay in school. His older brother Joe earns extra money as a gardner at the Allingham estate. The first bus arrives in the village bringing the minister’s daughter, Martha Lane, whose progressive views conflict with the traditional ways of the villagers. When World War I begins, Joe joins up with the encouragement of his mother Grace, who wants him to escape the confines of the village. Joe sleeps with the Allingham’s troubled daughter Caro before he ships out.