Park Chan-wook’s Stoker is still a bit of a mystery to me. Yes, I have seen all the trailers and read the synopsis, but thankfully there is still an air of intrigue and mystery that the marketing for this film has cleverly not given away yet. Yes we know bad things happen in the Stoker household, but we have no idea just what will happen, or indeed just how bad things get. The added fact that the film is an 18 certificate here in the UK for sex, violence and sexualised violence is also a very good indication that Stoker will be very dark indeed.
A new clip has landed which see’s Nicole Kidman as Evelyn Stoker dancing with Matthew Goode’s Charles Stoker, all under the watchful eye of Evelyn’s daughter India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska). Whats seriously wrong with Evelyn’s seductive dance is that she is dancing with the brother of her recently deceased husband, which tells me things are a little unhinged in the Stoker house, right?
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.
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