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A.k.a.
Stranger by the Lake
Year
2013
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Alain Guiraudie
Genres
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
9,823
Checks
1,221
Favs
100
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
8.2% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. tob's avatar

    tob

    aka Stranger by the Lake 5 years 9 months ago
  2. nick121235's avatar

    nick121235

    The first thing you'll notice about this film is the beautiful cinematography. The run time, which is just over 1 and a half hours, is full of long, gorgeous shots of the lake and the woods surrounding it. The fact that the entire story takes place at this lake also adds an air of mystique to the proceedings, creating a moody atmosphere.
    However, this proves not to be enough to carry the film, as it still seems rather slow throughout. The dialogue is trite and there's hardly any characterization, leaving the motivations of the subjects rather vague.
    There is gratuitous nudity but almost no violence, or any action (other than several sex scenes) until the last twenty minutes.
    In the end, the fact that this film is merely 'good', when it had the potential to be 'great', is somewhat maddening.
    2 years 5 months ago
  3. MilenaFlaherty's avatar

    MilenaFlaherty

    An infuriating ending. 3 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #24 in BFI Flare's Best LGBT Films of All Time
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  2. This movie ranks #54 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
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  3. This movie ranks #86 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
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  4. This movie ranks #202 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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