Summertime. A cruising spot for gay men, seeking nameless sexual encounters, is tucked away on the shores of a picturesque secluded lake in rural France. Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a striking, extremely potent but lethally dangerous man. Franck has witnessed this first hand, but his desire for Michel knows no bounds, this is a relationship he must have - at any cost. Stranger by the Lake is a tense thriller, set against the secluded back drop of, what becomes inevitably, the most dangerous lake in France. A provocative and accomplished effort by one of France's most overlooked auteurs, Stranger by the Lake is Alain Guiraudie's steamy mix of the comic and the tragic.