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L'inconnu du lac ()


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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... See more »

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Franck
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Michel
Patrick d'Assumçao ...
Henri (as Patrick D'Assumçao)
Jérôme Chappatte ...
Inspecteur Damroder
Mathieu Vervisch ...
Eric
Gilbert Traina ...
L'homme du mardi soir (as Gilbert Traïna)
Emmanuel Daumas ...
Philippe
Sébastien Badachaoui ...
Le mari d'Eric
Gilles Guérin ...
L'homme à femmes
François-Renaud Labarthe ...
Pascal Ramière (as François Labarthe)
Claude Bellelle ...
Un naturiste
Slawomir Cieminski ...
Un naturiste
Jean-Marie Crémier ...
Un naturiste
Bernard Delavaux ...
Un naturiste
Bernard German ...
Un naturiste
Jean-Michel Giordano ...
Un naturiste
Lucien Lerda ...
Un naturiste
Patrick Marconi ...
Un naturiste
Serge Morgadinho ...
Un naturiste
Eric Piccolotto ...
Un naturiste
Corentin Plas ...
Un naturiste
Renaud Rifflart ...
Un naturiste
Thomas Salles ...
Un naturiste
Nicolas Guimbard ...
Doublure
Joël Landaraud ...
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L'ami de Philippe (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alain Guiraudie

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Alain Guiraudie ... ()

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Sylvie Pialat ... producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer
Benoît Quainon ... executive producer
Gilles Sitbon ... associate producer

Cinematography by

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Claire Mathon

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Jean-Christophe Hym

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Toufik Ayadi ... post-production coordinator
Christophe Bousquet ... colorist

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Stéphane Batut

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Roy Genty
François-Renaud Labarthe ... (as François Labarthe)
Laurent Lunetta

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Pierre Olivier Persin ... special makeup effects artist

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Quentin Laurent ... unit manager
Nicolas Leclère ... production manager
Vincent Léonard ... unit production manager
Stéphanie Theuret ... unit manager

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Julie Darfeuil ... first assistant director

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Antoine Bailly ... sound: extra
Jeanne Delplancq ... assistant sound editor
Patrick Egreteau ... foley artist
Philippe Grivel ... sound
John Iranzo ... boom operator
Nathalie Vidal ... sound

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Mathieu Bertholet ... first assistant camera
Cyril Dobinet ... second assistant camera
Ernesto Giolitti ... gaffer

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Roy Genty ... costumer
François-Renaud Labarthe ... costumer (as François Labarthe)

Location Management

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Jerome Nunes ... location scout (as Jérôme Nunes)

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Alejandro Arenas ... production coordinator / production staff
Christophe Barral ... production administrator
Flor Burgos ... production accountant
Agnès Chabot ... press attache
Julie Darfeuil ... script supervisor
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Viviane Koupogbe ... production assistant (as Viviane Koupgbé)

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Plot Summary

Franck, a fit gay man, seeks love at a lakeside gay cruising beach. Among the mostly pudgy nude sunbathers, he befriends Henri, a depressed middle-aged bi-sexual who enjoys the quiet but accepts Franck's company. When Michel appears, Franck finally spots a man he'd like to know sexually. Unfortunately, he also spots him drowning his gay lover but opts not to tell anyone in order to consider having a relationship with this handsome yet remorseless killer. Written by statmanjeff

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Taglines Best Director, Un Certain Regard at Cannes See more »
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Also Known As
  • Stranger by the Lake (World-wide, English title)
  • Der Fremde am See (Germany)
  • El desconocido del lago (Spain)
  • El desconocido del lago (Argentina)
  • Fremmed ved sjøen (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Alain Guiraudie based the setting of the film - the lake of the title - on a real lakeside cruising ground he knew, but he did not film at that exact location and chose a different location that was warmer and sunnier. He specifically picked a beach next to a lake as opposed to one next to a sea because with the sea, the horizon is too far and too wide and he wanted to constrain the setting. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013). See more »
Quotes Henri: Are you married?
Franck: No.
Henri: But you live with a woman?
Franck: No, I'm gay.
Henri: You only sleep with men?
Franck: [smiles] Can we speak frankly?
Henri: It's unusual.
Franck: What is?
Henri: Guys who sleep together, sure, but they've got a wife or girlfriend. Guys who are gay - I mean, really gay - are pretty rare.
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