Summertime in France. At a cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake, Franck falls for Michel, but Michel has a regular lover there. When Franck witnesses Michel killing his lover, he is shocked, but nonetheless his passion for this dangerous man overrides any sense of personal safety, and the two men begin an affair.
Whilst waiting for Michel to arrive at the lake each day, Franck befriends Henri, an older man, who doesn't fit in with the 'scene,' sitting on the outskirts of the cruising area, observing all the comings-and-goings. Their friendship is not based on sex, but on conversation and a shared observation of their world and situation.
As Franck and Michel's liaisons continue with reckless abandonment, a policeman arrives at the lake as the body of Michel's murdered lover has been discovered...
Winner of the Queer Palm, and Best Director (Un Certain Regard) awards at this year's Cannes Film Festival, STRANGER BY THE LAKE is the controversial and sexually daring new film from acclaimed filmmaker Alain Guiraudie.
STRANGER BY THE LAKE (2013) Running time: 97 minutes Director: Alain Guiraudie