STRANGER BY THE LAKE [L'inconnu du lac]
Franck is a regular at a secluded lakeside beach, a popular hotspot for gay men to sunbathe in the nude and sneak off for casual sex in the nearby woods. On the first day of the season, he spots the rugged, mustachioed Michel and is infatuated. Even after Franck witnesses Michel commit a sudden and shocking crime, it only serves to deepen Franck's carnal attraction to the stranger, and the two men descend into a truly dizzying bout of amour fou. Filmmaker Alain Guiraudie's tense, erotic and lurid thriller won the top-directing prize in the Un Certain Regarde section at Cannes. Official Selection, 2013 Toronto and New York Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR Alain Guiraudie; PROD Sylvie Pialat. France, 2013, color, 100 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED S V L
NOTE: Viewers are advised that this film contains scenes of a sexually explicit nature. No one under 18 will be admitted.
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