This French movie, written and directed by Alain Guiraudie , is set in a single location and has a dreamy quality to it: a mixture of allure and menace that's quite intoxicating. We never leave a sunny gay cruising area the characters are frequenting—a lake, a beach, a nearby boudoir of bushes—but our imagination is kept alert at all times: every image and every cut is underlined with tension. The main character is Franck Pierre Deladonchamps , an attractive guy in his thirties regularly enjoying everything the cruising spot has to offer: from a chat to a swim to a tryst. And while the latter enjoys Henri's company, he falls in love with Michel Christophe Paou , a sexy and mysterious Tom Selleck lookalike the entire beach is smitten with he's like a mids gay centerfold incarnate. Michel is initially aloof and goes to the bushes with someone else, but the next day he hits on Franck and they have sex.
Stranger by the Lake movie review () | Roger Ebert
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