Among the more difficult tricks in any artform is to create something new-but-familiar. Such is the world presented in 'Stoker,' Park Chan-Wook's ('Oldboy,' 'Lady Vengeance') first English language film. You can hum along as if you've heard the tune before, but examining any specific moment reveals that, beneath the ice, there's a river of peculiarity far more unique than may first seem obvious.
Often the early months of the year offer few good movies, which made us nervous about Park Chan-wook's 'Stoker.' It's due out in a couple weeks, but word out of Sundance and other screenings has been great (we rather liked it ourselves). Now there's a featurette that talks about the film's Southern Gothic flavor.
'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.
Cinephiles everywhere have been hungrily anticipating 'Stoker', the first English-language production by acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-Wook ('Oldboy', 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance'). With a visionary director at the helm, and a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, 'Stoker' is easily one of the must-see films in the first quarter of next year, and today brings us our very first look at the thriller.
Park Chan-wook wowed audiences the world over with his 'Oldboy.' The film was so good it came in second at Cannes that year, and it's about to be remade by Spike Lee. With success like that, you're often given a chance to come to America, and Park took it. And his English-Language debut 'Stoker' is set for release March 1, 2013.