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Film Info
Lazos perversos

Film Information

Exhibition Title Lazos perversos
English Title Stoker
Director Park Chan-wook
Year 2013
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 99'
  • Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, David Alford, Matthew Goode
  • G: Wentworth Miller
  • F: Chung Chung-hoon
  • E: Nicolas De Toth
  • DA: Thérèse DePrez
  • S: Chuck Michael, John Morris
  • M: Clint Mansell
  • P: Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
  • PE: Steven Rales, Mark Roybal
  • CP: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Scott Free Productions
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Stoker is Park’s first film in English, but it hasn’t slowed him down. It’s Park’s darkly funny, deliciously depraved riff on Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt, in which a young girl bonds with her serial-killer uncle. The title is a nod to Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. But Charles Stoker, the character played by Matthew Goode, is no bloodsucker, at least not literally. Uncle Charlie is a world traveler, a pretty Ken doll paying a first visit to his shy niece, India (Mia Wasikowska), and her mother, Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). The occasion is a funeral. Richard Stoker (Dermot Mulroney), husband to Evelyn, father to India and brother to Charlie, has died in a car accident. Everyone seems unhinged, except Uncle Charlie, who exudes a freakish cool. As emotions erupt, so do the sex and violence. How inappropriately close was India to her father? How close is she getting to her uncle? Park has built a hothouse of erotic tension that’s primed to explode. Some will find it too much. Screw them. Park’s goal is to bust form, not conform to it. Take Stoker for what it is: a thriller of savage beauty. PT

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