From the visionary director of Oldboy comes Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut Stoker, a film that examines the darker aspects of love and obsession. India (Mia Wasikowska) has lived a quiet, somber life in her family’s woodsy town estate. But when her father and her best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) die in a tragic car accident, India’s tranquil life gets turned upside down. An invitation from her emotionally-unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman) brings India’s mysterious uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) home to live with them, although India never knew he existed. Behind Charlie’s charm lies a darkness that India only begins to suspect. As the plot twists and turns, lonely India finds herself increasingly infatuated with Charlie—and soon she will discover just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Although the film’s title is a reference to Dracula author Bram Stoker, the movie is “less about vampires with teeth… and more about an individual who preys on the innocent,” explains screenwriter Wentworth Miller. The twisted love triangle that emerges between India, Evie, and Charlie brings into question everything you’ve known about family relationships. As the mysteries deepen, India must confront the truth about her father’s death—and choose the life she wants to follow.
Written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller and directed by Park Chan-wook, this Fox Searchlight Pictures thriller will be released on March 1, 2013. Stoker also stars Jacki Weaver. Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content.