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On March 1st Park Chan-Wook's new film "Stoker" will be released in limited theaters.
The film, starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Jacki Weaver and Matthew Goode, tells the story of India and her family. After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She become suspicious of him as he has hidden motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with her uncle.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews. Variety was complimentary stating that the film was "a splendidly demented gumbo of Hitchcock thriller, American Gothic fairy tale and a contemporary kink all Park's own."
The Hollywood Reporter also enjoyed the film and said "Park's unsettling visuals and his handling of the cast make the occasional holes in Wentworth Miller's script practically irrelevant."
However New Magazine was not as enthusiastic. He said "The problem with Park Chan-Wook is that there's no real drama in his worldview. The drive toward cruelty is absolute -- and in this case, absolutely boring."
Park last directed the critically acclaimed film "Thrist" which opened at the Cannes Film festival. He is best known for directing the 2003 hit "Oldboy." Nicole Kidman was last seen in "The Paperman" for which she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. She will also be seen later this year in "Grace of Monaco."
Wasikowska last starred in "Lawless" and "Albert Nobbs. She will next be seen in "The Double" with Jesse Eisenberg. Goode recently appeared in "Burning Man" and is currently in the series "Dancing on the Edge."
Weaver was last nominated for the Academy Award for her turn in "Silver Linings Playbook."
Fox Searchlight will distribute "Stoker" in 7 theaters and slowly expand it. The film is rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content.