“Stranger by the Lake”: Where the bodies are naked and the motives concealed


“Stranger By the Lake” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated, (contains explicit sexual content), 1:37, three and a half stars out of four.

“I’m not sure it’s allowed here.” “It’s not allowed anywhere.”

The sliver of  beach in rural France is an idyll for gay men, both closeted and open. They come, remove their clothes, stretch out in the sand, or go for a swim. Little is said on the beach. But, eventually, most of them go up into the woods for a stroll, and find each other there.

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