Academy Award® Winner Nicole Kidman*, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode star in this “darkly wicked, beautifully executed mystery” (Los Angeles Times) by critically acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy).
Following the tragic death of her father on her eighteenth birthday, India Stoker (Wasikowska) meets Charlie (Goode), her charismatic uncle, whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with India and her unstable mother (Kidman), both are drawn to his charming and calming demeanor. But it soon becomes clear that Charlie’s arrival was no coincidence, and that the shocking secrets of his past could affect India’s future...or shatter it completely.
*Actress, The Hours, 2002.
**Theatrical Behind the Scenes: Mysterious Characters,Designing the Look, Creating the Music and More!
Cast & Crew
Stoker is a movie about tension and inaction, about people trying to figure out what's going on in someone else's head.
Stoker is a cunning exercise in transgression. But one can't help but wonder what kind of film Park might have made if he'd had the full creative control to which he's accustomed in Korea.
None of it is life-changing, but it is effectively eerie. Stylishly spooky, even.
Aesthetics are steering this ghostly ship, leaving narrative in the background to fend for itself. Fortunately, Park is in full command of his repertoire.
If the destination isn't what it might have been, the journey is a heck of a ride.
A beautifully twisted, slow-burning psychothriller that may or may not all be taking place inside India's head, Stoker marks South Korean cult director Chan-wook Park's inaugural English language venture.
Refracted through Park's graceful filmmaking style, "Stoker" is mysterious, demanding, sometimes baffling and richly rewarding.