"Watcher" is a 2022 American thriller film directed by Chloe Okuno.
The starring cast includes Maika Monroe as Julia, Karl Glusman as Francis, Burn Gorman as Watcher, Madalina Anea as Irina, Daniel Nuta as Cristian, Cristina Deleanu as Eleonora, Tudor Petrut as Taxi Driver, Gabriela Butuc as Flavia, Bogdan Farcas as Neighbor, Ioana Abur as Simion's Wife and others.

Here are "Watcher" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Watcher movie?

IFC Films on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 released the trailer for "Watcher" you can watch here:
Watcher - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Midnight.

Plot summary

What is Watcher movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Watcher" movie plot summary.

American Julia (Maika Monroe) moves to Bucharest with her husband, Francis (Karl Glusman), who takes a marketing job there. Francis, whose mother is Romanian, is fluent in the language, but Julia is not. The couple move into an apartment building with a large picture window. Julia immediately notices a man looming in a window from the building across the street. While Francis works long hours, Julia attempts to familiarize herself with the city, and begins learning Romanian. However, she is continuously unnerved by the man in the window, whom she notices watching her on a daily basis.
Julia's fear heightens when she learns of a serial killer, dubbed "the Spider" by local media, who is decapitating young women. While walking through the city one day, Julia senses a man is following her. She enters a movie theater in an attempt to evade him, but the man follows her inside and sits directly behind her. In a panic, Julia exits the theater and walks to a nearby market, where the man also follows her. She manages to flee through a back exit. That night, Francis finds Julia rattled by the incident, and, at his suggestion, they visit the market to review the security footage. They find footage of the man and Julia in the store, but Francis is unconvinced that he was stalking Julia.
Julia finds some comfort in her neighbor, Irina (Madalina Anea). While the two have drinks together, Irina'a ex-boyfriend Cristian (Daniel Nuta) knocks on her door, but she makes him leave. Irina shows Julia a pistol Cristian gave her that she keeps for protection in the drawer of her coffee table. Later that night, Julia returns to her apartment and confronts the man in the window by returning his stare. She waves at him, and he waves back. Convinced that the man in the window is the same man who followed her, Julia calls the police. Francis accompanies an officer to the adjacent building to speak with the man, whom they learn is named Daniel Weber.


Who plays who in the Watcher movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Watcher" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Maika Monroe  as Julia
Karl Glusman  as Francis
Burn Gorman  as Watcher / Weber
Madalina Anea  as Irina
Daniel Nuta  as Cristian
Cristina Deleanu  as Eleonora
Tudor Petrut  as Taxi Driver
Gabriela Butuc  as Flavia
Bogdan Farcas  as Neighbor
Ioana Abur  as Simion's Wife
Flaviu Crisan  as Simion
Stefan Iancu  as Store Worker
Florian Ghimpu  as Officer Radu
Lucian Ionescu  as Maintenance Worker
Radu Bunescu  as Ticket Taker
Alexandru Ion  as Nicolae
Ciprian Chiriches  as Waiter
Ionut Grama  as Club Employee
Simona Patruleasa  as Female News Anchor
Ioana Hirica  as Flower Vendor
Alice Cora Mihalache  as Cashier
Aida Economu  as Lucia
Andreea Sovan  as Female Victim
Adrian Radulescu  as Kiosk Seller
Petre Moraru  as Old Man
Marius Cobzariu  as Bouncer
Otilia Panainte  as Onlooker Woman
Ruslan Vieru  as Weber's Double #1
Philippe Nevo  as Weber's Double #2
Mircea Bujoreanu  as Homeless Man
Ioana Farcas  as Wife
Cosmina-Georgiana Stefanoaia  as Dancer #1
Florina-Izabela Stancu  as Dancer #2
Georgiana-Ioana Radu  as Dancer #3
Victor Neagu  as Teenager Smoking
Izabela Popescu  as Young Couple #1
Edoard Leroy  as Young Couple #2
Marian Iordachescu  as Drunkman
Nucu Stangaciu  as Movie Goer Grumbling
Daniela Druga  as Elderly Woman
Coca Zibilianu  as Old Woman
Nicolae Ivanescu  as Old Husband
Alin Rosu  as TV Reporter
Marin Gheorghe  as Aetheneum Caretaker
Ciubuciu Bogdan Alexandru  as Young Man (as Bogdan-Alexandru Ciubuciu)
Vlad Balan  as Teenager
Corina Ciontu  as Woman Couple #1
Bogdan Mohora  as Policeman #1
Iulian Nica  as Policeman #2 (as Nica Iulian)
Eduard-Florin Lazar  as Policeman #3
Catalin Cnej  as Policeman #4
Nicusor Gaureanu  as Paramedic #1
Paul Dumitrescu  as Paramedic #2
Camelia Stanescu  as Onlooker
Daniel Dobre  as Onlooker
Madalina Grosu  as Onlooker
Bruno Neagu  as Onlooker
Petre Lica  as Onlooker
Gregory Chater  as Detective

Release date

When is Watcher movie release date?

"Watcher" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 22, 2022 (Sundance) and on June 3, 2022 (United States) distributing by IFC Midnight, Shudder (North America), Focus Features, Universal Pictures (International) and IFC Films.


What are Watcher filming details?

The duration of the film is 91 minutes.

"Watcher" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on March 8, 2021 and concluded on April 16, 2021 in Bucharest, Romania.


What are critics and audiences saying about Watcher movie?

"Watcher" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10.

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