March 1st 2013
  • Suspense/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 99 min,
  • Fox Searchlight
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Jacki Weaver, Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Goode, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Judith Godrèche, Ralph Brown, Phyllis Somerville, William Ryan Watson, Wendy Keeling, Lauren E. Roman, Harry P. Castros, Bear Sheeley, Tyler von Tagen, Amelia Young, Peg Allen, Michael T. Flynn, Hanna Frankel, Andrew MacAfee, Drew Condella, Michelangelo Whitfield
  • Director: Park Chan-wook
  • Writers: Wentworth Miller, Erin Cressida Wilson
  • Producers: Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
  • Co Producers: Wonjo Jeong, Wentworth Miller, Bergen Swanson
  • Executive Producers: Steven M. Rales, Mark Roybal
  • Art Direction: Wing Lee
  • Costume Design: Kurt and Bart
  • D.O.P.: Chung-hoon Chung
  • Editor: Nicolas De Toth
  • Makeup: Linda Boykin-Williams
  • Music: Clint Mansell
  • Production Design: Thérèse DePrez
  • Set Decoration: Leslie Morales


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 closet 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Tennessee, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Disturbing violent and sexual content
  • Production Companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Scott Free Productions
  • Production Schedule: 29 August 2011-October 2011

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2013 Guide Analysis: "Korean director Park Chan-wook, who exploded onto the international stage in 2003 with the unforgettable "Oldboy," delivers his first English language film here - a psychological thriller from a script by former "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller.

Mia Wasikowska plays a young woman named India whose father dies in an auto accident. Soon an uncle (Matthew Goode) whom she never knew existed comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Nicole Kidman). She begins to suspect this mysterious and charming man has ulterior motives, yet that only leads to her increasing infatuation with him.

Miller's script got this project a lot of attention a few years ago, while trailers over the past few months have been just this side of weird and haunting, looking like a kind of twisted modern take on Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt." Everything was building up to a launch at Sundance this week where it was one of the most anticipated films of the festival.

Reviews proved wildly divisive, most seemed to love it, but the few that didn't have really railed against it. Park's approach is to go BIG BIG BIG with this macabre and demented tale which outright telegraphs its story as it steers towards an increasingly bizarre and brazen ending. There may not be any surprises on offer, but it's a wild ride of committed performances and frequent tonal shifts. If you're not onboard with this highly stylised film early on, you probably won't be at all."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 28 February 2013: Hong Kong, Singapore
  • 1 March 2013: Ireland, UK
  • 28 March 2013: Australia
  • 29 March 2013: Romania
  • 4 April 2013: New Zealand
  • 11 April 2013: Netherlands
  • 18 April 2013: Argentina
  • 19 April 2013: Iceland
  • 25 April 2013: Denmark
  • 1 May 2013: Belgium, France
  • 2 May 2013: Portugal
  • 3 May 2013: Brazil
  • 9 May 2013: Chile, Germany, Italy