Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stoker (2013)

Director: Chan-Wook Park
Writer:    Wentworth Miller
Cast:      Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode

After India's father dies in an accident, her uncle Charlie who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She becomes increasingly infatuated with him even though she suspects he has some ulterior motives.

The film marks the English language debut of the Korean director Chan-wook Park who is known all over for his 'Vengeance Trilogy'. I am not a big fan of directors doing work in languages they are not comfortable with as many things don't translate well in the script. But Park pulls it off and the film is not dialog heavy which might have helped him. Like his other films it is very atmospheric and the cinematography and the sounds are out of this world. 

The film is based on a script by Wentworth Miller and has been going round in Hollywood circles for a long time. The film didn't do well at the box office and kind of got mixed reactions from the critics. It is to be expected when a film doesn't compromise on stuff. A must watch.

Rating: 5/5