Sure, every year a new thriller comes along that gets compared to a classic from the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock, but how many are filmed entirely on a nude beach? Stranger by the Lake, the highly-anticipated suspense drama from acclaimed filmmaker Alain Guiraudie, shows that there’s trouble in gay paradise. More specifically there’s a love triangle between three men that develops at a popular cruising area and quickly goes awry.
The film marks the first from Guiraudie, who took home the best director prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, to receive a release in the U.S. Village Voice describes the film as the director’s “most sexually explicit and narratively taut work,” while Entertainment Weekly compares the film to Hitchcock’s brilliant Rear Window.
Stranger by the Lake opens Friday at select theaters in New York. Buy tickets here.