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Stranger by the Lake

Stranger by the Lake 18 rating

A young man witnesses a violent crime at a gay cruising ground and becomes obsessed with the killer in Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller.

Drama 2013 100 mins

Director: Alain Guiraudie

Overview

Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller is set in a gay cruising ground in Southern France. The appearance of a handsome stranger stirs the passions of a young man, whose obsession continues even after the new arrival appears to have committed a violent crime. It’s a fascinating mix of thriller, comedy, explicit sex and escalating terror, and won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival.