added: Fri, Jan 18th '13
This weekend in theaters, moviegoers will have a chance to see director KIM Ji-woon's English-language debut with Arnold Schwarzenegger's shoot'em up "The Last Stand." But he's not the only Korean helmer this year that's making the Hollywood crossover. In March, PARK Chan-wook, the acclaimed director of the brutal revenge flick "Oldboy," makes the illustrious jump with a Hitchcockian thriller "Stoker," starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska as a mother and daughter whose strained relationship gets increasingly bleak when a surprise visit by a mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) turns their lives into a game of deceit and murder.
That's not to say that Evelyn Stoker (Kidman) is an innocent victim of Uncle Charlie's (Goode) manipulative charm, which is evident in this film clip from the movie. Take a look at an ice-piercing performance from Kidman as Evelyn spews out her nasty thoughts about motherhood, while her daughter, India Stoker (Wasikowska), is forced to stand quietly in the corner. Clearly, she's not going to win any mother-of-the-year awards. That's for sure.
After India's (Mia Wasikowska's) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole 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.
directed by PARK Chan-wook
starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Dermot Mulroney, Alden Ehrenreich, Lucas Till
release date March 1, 2013