Stranger by the Lake / L’inconnu du lac (2013). An absolutely brilliant piece of cinema. My jaw is still on the floor. Pierre Deladonchamps is incredible as Franck. Claire Mathon’s cinematography is impeccable. And Alain Guirauide’s story and directing deserve every bit of praise - no wonder he won Best Director at Cannes for this.
This film shouldn’t be marginalised as an LGBT thriller, thereby limiting its audience. It’s a classic thriller that happens to have heavy LGBT themes (and if an audience can’t deal with that GTFO). That being said this film is explicit in it’s nudity and sexual content.