Drama / Thriller / Suspense
Director: Chan-wook Park
Running time: 98 mins Released: 1st March 2013
Web site: stoker-movie.co.uk
The director of the masterful (and twisted) Korean thriller Old Boy makes his English language debut with a disturbing Gothic family drama. Morose, caustic teenager India (Mia Wasikowska) is a friendless oddity with a glamorous but cold-hearted mother (Nicole Kidman). After her father is killed in a car accident, the mysterious and charming Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) turns up at the funeral, inciting much interest in India as she has never met him before. Moving into the family home, he soon worms his way into her mother's affections and seems intent on weaving his strange spell over India too. But when a housekeeper goes missing and India's aunt (Jacki Weaver) claims that Charlie has an unsavoury history, India fears that Charlie could be as deadly as he is genial.