Park Chan-wook’s first English language film, Stoker, is almost upon us. Released in UK cinemas on 1st March, the first clip from the Hitchcock-ian thriller has made its way on-line, and it is rather tense.
Matthew Goode plays Uncle Charlie, and he has recently entered India’s (Mia Wasikowska) life after the death of her Father, but she is clearly weary of her Uncle, and this clip certainly proves that not all is well in the Stoker household. I have read some reviews from those that have seen this at festivals, and so far reports are saying that this film is very good indeed. I have also read that Wasikowska is a revelation and gives one of the years best performances.
Stoker is directed by Park Chan-Wook, and is based on a screenplay written by Wentworth Miller. The excellent cast includes Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Lucas Till and Jackie Weaver. Expect to see Stoker in UK cinemas 1st March 2013.
India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closet bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.