Handsome young Franck visits the lake daily, increasingly bold in his search for sexual partners among the nude beachgoers. He befriends lonely, middle-aged Henri, but he also obsessively fixates on the darkly attractive Michel, even after he witnesses Michel’s violent late-night encounter with his latest partner. Nonetheless, Franck remains focused on attracting Michel’s attention, no matter what the potential risks are.
Naturalistically depicting the tiny, white stone beach, Stranger by the Lake is alive with the sounds of rippling water and rustling leaves while it explicitly details the sexual encounters taking place within the lush lakeside woods. Guiraudie painstakingly constructs an amusing and astute study of a community while simultaneously generating a creeping sense of dread in this gripping thriller.
About the Director
Cast and Credits
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Screenwriter: Alain Guiraudie
Associate Producer: Gilles Sitbon
Principal Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao
Contact: Mike Williams / Strand Releasing / firstname.lastname@example.org / (310) 836-7500