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Do not disturb the family in this trailer for Park Chan-Wook's STOKER

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Director Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy is a modern masterpiece, so it’s safe to say that he’s facing a bit of pressure with his English language debut, Stoker. And while it may not have people chowing down on live octopuses (octopii?), or introducing us to the violent efficiency of a claw hammer, it is looking no less disturbing.

Written by Wentworth Miller (yes, that Wentworth Miller) it seems to be a rather dark and twisted journey into the lives one very, very messed up family. Not since Wentworth came out of the closet, have I seen this level of crazy female action.

After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

I’ve only really seen Mia Wasikowska in one role, in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, where she left about as much of an impact on me as flatulence in a cyclone. Here though, her withdrawn delivery seems much more suitable as she does her best Wednesday Addams impersonation.

But man, how chilling is Nicole Kidman in that bit of opening dialogue? If anybody’s going to steal this movie, a betting man would have to play the odds with her. Remember, the Australian actress was married to Tom Cruise for a decade, she knows about crazy.

Last Updated: September 27, 2012


  1. James Francis

    September 27, 2012 at 09:49

    Looks good. But I would like to make a public service announcement: Oldboy is not the only classic that Park has made and it’s becoming quite lazy how movie writers only refer to that movie. Educate the masses! Tell them about other great stuff like Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Thirst and JSA.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      September 27, 2012 at 11:18

      Although I’ve personally only seen Thirst from his other works (an oversight I hope to rectify once I find the time), I know what you mean. Its just that Oldoy is easily his most recognisable and well known piece of work.
      I will heed the advice though for future articles.


  2. Viewster

    January 21, 2013 at 15:57

    The real horror in this movie: What happened to Nicole Kidman’s face???


  3. Indy Jeep

    March 3, 2013 at 16:22

    when is this out again


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