Stoker

Synopsis: India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father's death is finally being filled by his closest bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Chan-wook Park
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  4 wins & 45 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
58
Rotten Tomatoes:
70%
R
Year:
2013
99 min
$1,700,000
Website
70 Views

(CAR DOOR OPENS)

(CAR DOOR DINGING)

(CAR DOOR CLOSES)

INDIA:
My ears hear

what others cannot hear.

Small, faraway things people

cannot normally see

are visible to me.

These senses are the fruits

of a lifetime of longing.

Longing to be rescued.

To be completed.

Just as the skirt needs

the wind to billow,

I'm not formed by things

that are of myself alone.

I wear my father's belt

tied around my mother's blouse.

And shoes which

are from my uncle.

This is me.

Just as a flower does not

choose its color...

we are not responsible

for what we have come to be.

Only once you realize this

do you become free.

And to become adult

is to become free.

()

(BIRDS CAWING)

()

(BIRDS CHIRPING)

(ENGINE REVVING)

(CAR CRASHING)

(CAR EXPLODES)

(SIRENS WAILING)

(PHONE RINGING)

EVELYN:

Richard! No!

(SOBBING)

REVEREND:

A family man,

devoted husband

to his wife, Evelyn,

loving father

to his daughter, India.

He was a model to our town

and of what it means to be a man

who walks through the world

with openness,

honesty and integrity.

RICHARD:

India?

REVEREND:
Richard

Stoker was taken from us

by a cruel twist of fate.

RICHARD:

India?

REVEREND:
The reasons for which

are unknown and unknowable.

By an accident

nobody would have predicted.

It would have been impossible

for even an outstanding

architect,

like Richard,

to understand God's

great design.

(PLAYING SOFT MUSIC

ON PIANO)

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

EVELYN:

India?

India.

The guests will be here soon.

Can you help

Mrs. McGarrick in the kitchen?

Please?

Don't do this to me, India.

Not today.

HOUSEKEEPER 1:

When they pried open his car,

you know, his body was burned...

HOUSEKEEPER 2:
To a crisp.

Terrible accident.

Poor thing. India was

so close to her father.

Who's gonna look after her?

HOUSEKEEPER 2:

She's still got her mother.

HOUSEKEEPER 1:
Her mother look after

her? More like the other way around.

HOUSEKEEPER 2:
You know what?

This whole accident is so strange.

HOUSEKEEPER 1:
Have you heard

all the rumors floating around...?

(HOUSEKEEPERS SPEAKING

INDISTINCTLY)

You don't think he meant

to drive off the bridge?

Why did he have to go

two states away?

I don't know.

McGARRICK:
Everything all right?

HOUSEKEEPER 1:

Yes, Mrs. McGarrick.

Now I'm wondering if I kept them

in the fridge too long.

What do you think?

Was I too stingy

with the paprika?

Hmm?

(CHUCKLING)

Your deviled eggs remind me

of when I was a little girl.

Well, you may be all grown up,

but you still get eggshells

all over the floor.

Have you outgrown your shoes?

()

Did you find your

birthday present yet?

INDIA:
I found the

box, but it was empty.

Are you sure?

Did you check?

Check again.

Every year I thought

it was my father

who left me shoes

on my birthday.

But all this time, it's been...

Tell me what it opens.

How would I know?

WOMAN:

All right.

CHARLES:

That was my brother...

(PEOPLE CHATTERING)

CHARLES:
You know, originally

they were part of a set of four

but then I broke one as a kid.

Now I'm seeing in this house

someone must have

let another break.

No, it wasn't me.

When we...

When we moved in,

it broke as the housekeepers

were unpacking it.

India. Come and say hello

to your Uncle Charlie.

EVELYN:

India? Come over.

CHARLES:

See you soon.

Hello, India.

Come on.

(SIGHS)

She hates to be touched.

I'm her mother.

What a curse. Hmm?

(SIGHS)

EVELYN:
You know, Charlie,

Richard used to say

that we had lost you to the rest

of the world forever.

Why, India,

you're white as a sheet.

Is something wrong?

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Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Earl Miller III (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, model, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence following his role as Michael Scofield in the five seasons of the Fox series Prison Break, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He made his screenwriting debut with the 2013 thriller film Stoker. In 2014, he began playing Leonard Snart / Captain Cold in a recurring role on The CW series The Flash before becoming a series regular on the spin-off Legends of Tomorrow. Miller reprised his role as Michael Scofield for the fifth season of the limited-run Prison Break revival, which aired on April 4, 2017 and concluded on May 30, 2017. more…

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