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‘Stoker’ Clip: Nicole Kidman on Children

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Stoker,’ the first English-language film by Korean director Park Chan-wook, will debut this weekend at the Sundance Film festival, and will be going out to theaters on March 1. But until then, here’s a clip from the film in which Nicole Kidman talks about how she really feels about her own daughter.

And this looks like the best thing Nicole Kidman’s been involved with for a while. This sequence, which is made up of virtually one shot, is a great and terrible monologue delivered by an academy award-winning actress we haven’t seen stretch in quite some time. If the whole movie is this mean and filled with this sort of black comedy, it’s going to be an experience. But we expect nothing less than greatness from Park Chan-wook after such films as ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’ and ‘Oldboy.’

Here’s the synopsis:

After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (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.

And here’s that clip. Expect reviews to be rolling in shortly.

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