FILM YOU NEED TO WATCH: Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska star in Stoker

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A psychological thriller written by a Prison Break start? What's not to watch!

Stoker film still

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What's the film about?

Stoker starts after India's father dies and suddenly her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother.

She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

All the while the relationship between Uncle Charlie and her mother takes a surprising turn...

Who's in it? Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode

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Did you know this script was written by Wentworth Miller? Well it is indeed written by he of Prison Break fame!

He's a bit of screen writer now and you know he must be good to have a big star like Nicole Kidman sign on to star in his flick.

Stoker is much more of a psychological tango than your typical thriller film and that's what makes it so good.

Director Park Chan-Wook may not speak a word of English but her definitely not how to get his actors to shine on screen.

The most impacting parts of the film are the silent shots in which Park creates the mood through the senses rather than needing the characters to speak.

Complaints:

We don't have much to complain about with this one. The story is solid and the film is slightly mesmerizing, once you're in India's world you don't really know how to get out.

You don't ever feel like you truly understand India as a character or even believe any of this is in any way releastic, but that doesn't really matter.

Verdict: A surprising sensual thriller that keeps you guessing about Uncle Charlie's ulterior motives right until the bitter end.

P.S. Look out for Alden Ehrenreich from Beautiful Creatures!

Stoker is out in cinemas from 1 March 2013.

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