CULTURE

Stoker

Director Park Chan-Wook takes us behind the scenes of his dark new thriller.


Photographer: Macall Polay
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Photographer: Macall Polay

“Nicole (above) and Mia are both such intelligent women—but also so different from each other. One of my greatest joys on set was observing their approaches as actors.”

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Photographer: Macall Polay

“Nicole and Mia (above) are both such intelligent women—but also so different from each other. One of my greatest joys on set was observing their approaches as actors.”

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Photographer: Macall Polay

“I wanted Matthew and Mia (above), whose characters are related, to resemble each other in certain close-ups, so we changed the color of Mia’s hair and eyes to match Matthew’s. And over the course of the shoot they grew to be mirror images of each other. It sends chills down your spine.”

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Photographer: Macall Polay

“I wanted Matthew (above) and Mia, whose characters are related, to resemble each other in certain close-ups, so we changed the color of Mia’s hair and eyes to match Matthew’s. And over the course of the shoot they grew to be mirror images of each other. It sends chills down your spine.”

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Photographer: Macall Polay

“I directed through an interpreter, but the actors sometimes intuited the meaning. My understanding with my director of photography, Chung-hoon Chung (far right in center photo, next to me in middle), who has shot almost all of my films since Oldboy, hardly requires words.”