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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh, the wickedness of the human heart., 14 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Stoker (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [2013] (Blu-ray)
I completely agree with the reviewers who say "Stoker" is a visually stunning, beautifully acted and almost perfect example of a contemporary cinematography.

Highly systematised, with every move styled, every word said in the right time, every camera move and shot directed at the actors, each detail is carefully thought-through, every move orchestrated. The plot of the film is plain: India Stoker (played by Mia Wasikowska, who is simply great here!) is a weird teenager, with something dark happening inside her head; she is carefully observing her surroundings. Her mother is an unhappy stay-at-home housewife (of a recently deceased husband), it is gently hinted that the marriage was not the happiest one. Her father - killed in a car accident (not all that mysterious). Her uncle Charlie - handsome with a hint of enigma around him, appears suddenly at the funeral. The housekeeper then disappears and weird things start happening.

Cue all the W-questions: who and when and why and what is going on? The film builds up the suspense beautifully. Slowly but surely, we are given the answers to the question, and the reality is harsh. There is hardly any bloody violence, yet the film is difficult and emotionally-straining to watch (more so in the dead of night, when you are still trying to guess the explanation to the happenings on screen - is it something supernatural?). The film mesmerises the viewer and you just keep on watching.

Oh, the wickedness of the human heart.
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