Stranger By The Lake (2014) - Review

Stranger by the Lake is an ingenious French thriller set entirely on a rocky stretch of beach and its adjoining woods, where gay men come to sunbathe and cruise. The central character, Franck (Pierre Deladonchamps), is like a hunkier version of the young Roddy McDowall. He's hungry for sex, but not with just anyone. Franck wants to be transported, moved to the place where unbridled pleasure melts into love. That's why he can't stop himself from going after Michel (Christophe Paou), a sporty dude with a Tom Selleck mustache (trust me, this looks a lot less dated on a French guy), even after he sees Michel drown his latest lover.

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