‘Stoker’ stars and director able to bridge culture and language gap while filming

For many film fans, Stoker is a major event in cinema, the long-awaited arrival of Park Chan-wook on American shores. The director of Oldboy, among other genre favorites, has a cult fandom, but only for films made in his native South Korea. Even more, Stoker features a striking cast, including Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, and Mia Wasikowska, as well as a script from Wentworth Miller, star of the departed Fox drama Prison Break. At a recent press event in Los Angeles, Park (along with a translator), Kidman, Goode, and Wasikowska came together to discuss the making of Park’s English-language debut as well as working from a script written by someone best known for being on the other side of the camera.

The shift was, perhaps, most striking for Park, who’s accustomed to a much different shooting style in South Korea. As he put it, through his translator, he
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