International Stoker Trailer Emphasizes Awkward Sexual Tensions

By Sean O'Connell 2012-10-04 08:39:53discussion comments
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The more we learn about Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), the less we trust him. The new international trailer for Chan-wook Park’s Stoker places greater emphasis on the mind games Goode’s character plays on the seemingly vulnerable India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska), a grieving teen mourning the death of her father. The mood mirrors the U.S. trailer, but spills a few more plot details.

See for yourself in the new clip, posted by Empire:



When compared to the recent domestic trailer (seen here), there’s far less with Nicole Kidman in the foreign tease … which is odd because Kidman remains a global draw. And the theme of this trailer places an emphasis on the awkward sexual chemistry between Goode and Wasikowska, as opposed to the U.S. version, which paints Stoker as a straight-up psychological thriller.

No matter the topic, we’re totally on board with Stoker because it marks the English-language debut of the South Korean director Park, who captivated us with Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. His Stoker cast looks fantastic, and he completely knows how to create an ominous tone. We won’t see Stoker until the first quarter of 2012 (March 1 is the stated limited release at this moment), but these trailers suggest the movie will be worth the wait.
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