Alain Guiraudie’s atmospheric thriller 'Stranger by the Lake' is set at a beautiful lakeside spot in southern France, frequented by men sunbathing in the summer heat and seeking out anonymous casual encounters in the nearby woods.
One of the men, Franck comes across Michel, a striking masculine and moustachioed figure, whilst swimming. He becomes infatuated and must seduce him at any cost. His desire is tested when one night he bears witness to murder and, as a silent witness, must wrestle between his passion and his moral integrity.
An exotic, explicit, exquisitely shot and darkly comic thriller from France’s bad-boy auteur.
BBFC Certified 18 - Contains strong real sex
★★★★ "Rigorously crafted and beautifully shot" - Jonathan Romney, The Observer
★★★★ "Categorically not for the faint-hearted, but the good ones never are" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Beautifully crafted, sinister, frightening, erotic and thought-provoking" - Liz Beardsworth, Empire