Summer time. A cruising spot for gay men, tucked away on the shores of a secluded lake in rural France. Franck falls in love with Michel, despite his firsthand knowledge of what a lethally dangerous man he is. Fear is a great turn-on and his desire for Michel knows no bounds. This is a relationship he must have – at any cost.
Winner of Best Director for Un Certain Regard in addition to the Queer Palm at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, STRANGER BY THE LAKE is a sexual thriller set against the secluded backdrop of a lake that is the silent and magnanimous witness to a murder. Beautifully shot, the film evokes the sunbaked, pine-scented sensuality of a French summer mingled with the creepy eeriness of Franck’s fatal attraction to Michel.
UK cinema release 21 February 2014 and available on VoD from 7 March 2014
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