Stranger by the Lake is an erotic thriller that tests the lengths and limits of sexual desire. Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France. His only friend there is Henri (Patrick D'Assumçao), an older married man who insists he comes to the lake for the views, not the men. One day, Frank meets Michel (Christophe Paou), an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. They quickly become lovers, yet something remains off about Michel. When a death occurs at the lake, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects but despite constant inquiries from the area's detective, they choose to ignore the danger and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship. Winner of the Queer Palm and Un Certain Regard Directing Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Alain Guiraudie. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site


Alain Guiraudie


Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao

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NR (No one under 18 admitted)

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1hr 37mins

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