After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
To date, I’ve only seen two of Park Chan-Wook’s films – Thirst and Oldboy – and I’ve found myself extremely divided on them. I loved Oldboy, even if it put me through the ringer with its intensity, but I really didn’t care much for Thirst…though I’ll admit it had its moments. I’m very intrigued, however, by Park Chan-Wook’s upcoming English language film Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, and Mia Wasikowska. This first look at it from Entertainment Tonight gives us a taste of Chan-Wook’s trademark tension building, but doesn’t reveal too much about the movie, and frankly, I like it that way. It looks creepy, but I still don’t really know where it’s going, and in my mind, that’s a very good thing indeed. There’s something to be said for unpredictability.
Stoker comes out March 1, 2013.