Park Chan-wook. The Korean director may not exactly be a household name in the US yet, but for those of you familiar with his cult hits Oldboy & Sympathy for Lady Vengence, the name means beautifully shot movies with really twisted family dynamics. With his newest film, Stoker, Park Chan-wook makes his English language debut staring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode. Going by the trailer, it would seem that insane families is a concept that transfers pretty well from Korean to English.
When India’s (Wasikowska) father dies, she is left to live with her crazy-ass fucking mom (Kidman) and her uncle, Charlie (Goode). Since we know this is a Park Chan-wook movie, we can assume this will not end with them all going to counseling and resolving there issues amicably. With Park Chan-wook movies, there’s always come weird shit going down. Incest, murder, kidnapping, vampires, more murder, insanity, and even more murder make up his favorite recurring themes. So when India’s mom starts fucking her uncle and maybe India starts fucking her uncle too, it’ll all be par for the course, during the Park Chan-wook family hour.
Get up off the computer and get to your nearest movie theater. This is something you don’t want to miss.- Arianna Aviram