Stoker Sunday, 29 March 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, sexual references and sexualised violence.

  • The pitch:

    Don't call uncle.

  • Starring:

    Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Phyllis Somerville, Alden Ehrenreich, Lucas Till

  • Directed by:

    Chan-wook Park

  • Running time:

    99 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)


    Fatal car accident discussed. People are shot, bashed, strangled, head-butted, stabbed, murdered, hit, punched, bitten, pushed over, tied up, kicked. A girl is threatened sexually. A child is trapped in a well (entrapment, buried alive implied). Hunting (bird is shot), hunting rifles. Handgun seen. Screaming. School bullying. Blood/gore: Girl pierces blister. Body burned to a crisp mentioned. Corpses, snapped neck. Bird scavengers an animal carcass (television). Blood on objects, walls, floor. Bloody mouth, blood splatter, dripping blood.


    Sexually suggestive banter. A man behaves provocatively toward his niece (incest implied). Flirting, kissing, touching. Masturbation (auto-erotica implied). A young male threatens a girl with sexual abuse. Nude sketch. Girl in shower (breast, nude profile seen).


    Alcohol (wine).


    B*tch, a-words. Name-calling. Religious exclamation.


    Death, family, grief, insanity, psychopathy, murder, missing persons, coming-of-age, repressed sexuality, piano-playing.


    Father/husband dies on daughter's birthday, funeral setting, burial, mental institution. Spiders, taxidermy birds, buzzing insect, cobwebs, full moon, bonfire, vomiting. Steak, chicken eaten.


    Stylish, creepy, chilling, shocking, lurid, disturbing, tense, sexual. Talented cast, intuitive direction, exaggerated soundtrack.


    Problematic script, brooding. Hints of absurdity.

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