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Stoker, 2013.

Directed by Chan-wook Park.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, and Lucas Till.

Synopsis:

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.

The English debut feature from Oldboy director Chan-wook Park has a lot going for it as far a style and technique is concerned, but this cast and crew deserve a better film to showcase their talents than what Stoker ultimately ends up being.

In fact there is so much to recommend in Stoker to anyone who appreciates and revels in watching a director tell their story, and the film is a minor masterpiece of independent film making during its first hour. The story is so dark, tense, and saturated in repressed sexual »

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