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The Stranger (2022)

Directed by:
Thomas M. Wright

COUNTRY
Australia

Genre
Crime/Psychological thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Stranger

RUNNING TIME
116 minutes

Produced by:
Rachel Gardner
Emile Sherman
Iain Canning
Joel Edgerton
Kerry Kohansky-Roberts
Kim Hodgert

Written by (based on a book by Kate Kyriacou):
Thomas M. Wright


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

"Mark Frame"

Joel Edgerton

Henry Peter Teague / Peter Morley

Sean Harris
Detective Senior Constable Kate Rylett Jada Alberts -
Mark's son Cormac Wright -
Paul Emery Steve Mouzakis -
Controller / Detective Sergeant Cross Matthew Sunderland -
Detective Senior Constable Graham Ikin Fletcher Humphrys -

 

Review

An undercover police operation told with fresh, nail-biting panache by filmmaker Thomas M. Wright (Acute Misfortune), whose aesthetic takes inspiration from both the recent true crime wave and a far more dateless horror tradition. The director has a knack for the visceral, for making noise, sound bites and abrupt cuts work not only to create tension, but to further and punctuate the story. The Stranger is a film that grabs you and shakes you thanks to its delicate balance between a discussion of ethical dilemmas and an assured and relatively ambitious style. A clever and at times electrifying thriller highlighted by first-rate performances by the two lead actors, Joel Edgerton and the immense Sean Harris.

Copyright 25.10.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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