Frank (Pierre de Ladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France. One day, he meets Michel (Christophe Paou), an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship. Stranger by the Lake is an erotic thriller that tests the lengths and limits of sexual desire.
Reasons to Buy
- Director Alain Guiraudie finally follows up his smart 2003 hit No Rest for the Brave with another intelligent and engrossing gay film.
- Stranger by the Lake earned rave reviews from critics and industry insiders when it premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
- This is a clever, creepy and intensely erotic tale of sexual desire triumphing over common sense. The sex scenes are raw, graphic and seem like they might not even be simulated.