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Stranger by the Lake

Directed By: Alain Guiraudie | 2014 | Unrated | 1 hr. 37 min.

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O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970

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General Admission $10.50, Student/ Senior $9.00, Members $7.50. General admission tickets available online and at the door. Student and Senior tickets only available at the door. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway…

Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) 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.

A provocative and original effort, it is an erotic mix of the comic and the tragic, deservedly winning Alain Guiraudie the Best Director for Un Certain Regard at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.


“The film is a Hitchcockian murder story in which the Hitchcockian elements-style as well as content-are stood on their heads in order to realize a philosophical vision that’s no less sophisticated than Hitchcock’s own.” – New Yorker

“The kind of taut, low-key thriller that Roman Polanski and Alfred Hitchcock would very much admire.” – The Wrap

“Stranger by the Lake is seductive and fascinating…” – New York Times

“Like his characters, [director Alain] Guiraudie is walking a tightrope, finding the point where sex and death exude a similar allure. You won’t be able to look away.” – Rolling Stone

“Guiraudie’s sheer frankness about sex is refreshing when so many supposedly grownup films are content to hint coyly and timidly.” – Guardian

“There are very real, very potent emotions underlying every action, be it an explicit sex act, a lingering embrace, or a horrible realization that meting out death does not necessarily preclude love.” – Time Out New York

“A career-best effort by French writer-director Alain Guiraudie.” – Chicago Reader