Stranger By The Lake

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France | 2013 | 97 Minutes | Alain Guiraudie

March 7 - 27, 2014

Final week - Ends March 27! Winner of best director at the Cannes film festival, this tantalizing erotic thriller of love, passion and death recalls the masterworks of Hitchcock. At a lakefront cruising beach in rural France, Franck meets the darkly mysterious Michel and engages in a passionate and potentially lethal relationship.

Franck (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days at the lake searching for companionship. One day, he witnesses an attractive yet shadowy stranger (Christophe Paou) commit an unspeakable act. Repulsion leads to attraction, and they begin a passionate affair, with Franck ignoring the dangers of their relationship.

"Stranger by the Lake will make Blue Is the Warmest Color look like your sister's baby shower." – The Daily Beast

"A tantalizingly erotic fable of love, passion and death." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"A Hitchcockian murder story in which the Hitchcockian elements—style as well as content—are stood on their heads." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Please be advised that this film has scenes of a sexually explicit nature.

  • Original Language Title: L'inconnu du lac
  • Director: Alain Guiraudie
  • Principal Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumaço
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 97 Minutes
  • Language: French
  • US Distributor: Strand Releasing