Hotly tipped for awards in 2023 is The Stranger, which is coming exclusively to Netflix later this year.
Ever expanding its feature film lineup, Netflix has acquired The Stranger, a tense Australian thriller The Stranger starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and will be streaming to Netflix in October 2022.
The film is written and directed by actor and director Thomas M. Wright, whose directorial debut was 2018’s Acute Misfortune. He commented on working on The Stranger:
“With The Stranger, I wanted to make a psychological crime that took the audience to a place that is hidden – a film that was authentic and realistic in its details, but also riveting and cinematic. A film that demanded attention and investment. A film that an audience could lean into – and fall into. I centered the film on people who didn’t know the victim, but who devoted years of their lives – and their mental and physical health – to them; because even though violence is the cause to this film, it’s not its subject. Its subject is the connections between people. That means, for me, this is a film defined by empathy.”
Director Thomas M. Wright, center, with stars Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Wright also added about the film being acquired by Netflix:
“For an independent Australian film to premiere in Official Selection at Cannes and then be brought to the largest audience anywhere as a Netflix film is unprecedented. We couldn’t be more proud of this film and to partner with Netflix to release it to an international audience.”
The Stranger is produced by See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content and Blue Tongue Films, whose founder Joel Edgerton stars alongside Sean Harris.
The film has received rave reviews from various critics online. The Guardian gave the film a 5-star review, saying at one point in the film:
“it is quite clear that The Stranger has crept tenaciously into glory; to call it an unconventionally impressive crime drama is putting it very lightly.
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s The Stranger:
Is there a trailer for The Stranger?
Netflix’s The Stranger doesn’t yet have a trailer, but the Cannes Film Festival released a clip from the film featuring the two leads:
What’s the plot of The Stranger?
Here is the official logline for the film: On the same subject : Netflix’s ‘Grey Man’ Marketing Bombardment: Emojis, TV Ads and a Streetcar.
The Stranger is based on two strangers who strike up a conversation on a long journey. One is a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case, and the other is the undercover agent on his trail. Their troubled friendship becomes the core of the tightly composed thriller, which is based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.
Who is cast in The Stranger?
Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton plays one of the two main characters in The Stranger. See the article : Netflix’s role ‘as a must-have service’ is ‘more of a curse than a blessing’: Analyst.
Netflix’s The Stranger stars Joel Edgerton (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Sean Harris (The Borgias, Mission Impossible).
The performances of both leads have been praised by critics who saw the film at two film festivals.
They are joined by Steve Mozakis (I, Frankenstein) and Jada Alberts (Mystery Road).
What’s the Netflix release date for The Stranger?
Netflix’s The Stranger has already made its debut at the Cannes Festival in May 2022 and the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2022, See the article : Best Netflix Movies & Shows: What’s Trending On July 6, 2022.
It will be on Netflix globally (with few exceptions) in October 2022. Not only will the film be released on Netflix streaming, the film will also be available in selected cinemas in October 2022. This is no doubt to allow the film to qualify for Oscars and other award ceremonies in 2023.
The film will reportedly be available on Netflix globally except for the following territories: Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Greece, Israel and the Middle East.