Stranger By The Lake

Sight & Sound’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Director: Alain Guiraudie

Writer: Alain Guiraudie

Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick D' Assumçao

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Summer time. A cruising spot for gay men seeking nameless sexual encounters, is tucked away on the shores of a picturesque secluded lake in rural France. Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a striking, extremely potent but lethally dangerous man. Franck has witnessed this first hand, but his desire for Michel knows no bounds, this is a relationship he must have – at any cost. STRANGER BY THE LAKE is a tense thriller set against the secluded back drop of, what becomes inevitably, the most dangerous lake in France…

A provocative and accomplished effort by France’s bad boy auteur, STRANGER BY THE LAKE is Alain Guiraudie’s steamy mix of the comic and the tragic, winning Best Director for Un Certain Regard in addition to the Queer Palm at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

  • "It shimmers with that intoxicating sun-on-the-water allure that might make someone not quite themselves"
    -Sight & Sound
  • "Alain Guiraudie's thriller is characterised both by its formal ingenuity and its surprisingly graphic gay sex. The plotting rekindles memories both of Patricia Highsmith novels and Alfred Hitchcock."
    -Independent
Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick D' Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte, Mathieu Vervisch
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Writer: Alain Guiraudie
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 100 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 26-05-2014
Blu-ray Release Date: 26-05-2014
VoD Release Date: 07-03-2014
Cinema Release Date: 21-02-2014
DVD Extras: Alternative Ending 3 Deleted Scenes Short Films by Alain Guiraudie - Les Heros - Tout Driot Interview with Director Interview with Cast Making The Poster Cannes Film Festival Special - BFI London Film Festival Gala Q&A 'TEST' or "TEST2"
Bluray Extras: Alternative Ending 3 Deleted Scenes Short Films by Alain Guiraudie - Les Heros - Tout Driot Interview with Director Interview with Cast Making The Poster Cannes Film Festival Special - BFI London Film Festival Gala Q&A