Stranger by the Lake (L’innconnu du lac)

Stranger by the Lake (L’innconnu du lac)

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Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Best Director (Un Certain Regard) and the Queer Palm, Stranger by the Lake is a riveting murder-drama set at a gay cruising area beside a picturesque French lake in summer. The very handsome Franck visits the lake everyday – he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a lonely divorcé and he falls for the sexy Michel. Franck witnesses a murder and finds himself grappling with lust versus personal safety (and possibly morality). Contained within the shores of the lake and nearby bushland, the film has been labelled ‘controversial’ by some with its scenes of extensive male nudity and gay sex. 

Warning: this film contains full frontal male nudity and graphic depictions of actual sex – strictly R18+.

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Stranger by the Lake (L’innconnu du lac)

  • Director: Alain Guiraudie
  • Year: 2013
  • Run Time: 97 mins
  • Format: 4K
  • Country: France
  • Rating: R