Stoker (2013)

stokerStoker is a film to be seen twice. Why? Because, as a cinema film critic once said, the message of the film is (almost always) revealed at the beginning. Once the story unfolds, the message presented at the beginning sheds new light to it.

It is a tale full of subtle and obvious insinuations, presented with unique beauty. A screenshot or a small scene have much more to say than what is usually expected. Scene transitions are built in a unique, poetic way. This work of art manages to present violence and atrocities wrapped-up as a present. A present well justified by Chan-wook Park.

Slavoj Zizek certainly would have spoken about this film in “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006)” if it was filmed before 2006!

My rating: 09/10