Still expanding its slate of feature films, Netflix has acquired the strangera tense Australian thriller the stranger starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and will premiere on Netflix in October 2022.
The film is written and directed by actor and director Thomas M. Wrightwhose first film was in 2018 Acute misfortune. He commented on the work on the stranger:
“With The Stranger, I wanted to make a psychological crime film that would take the audience to a hidden place – authentic and realistic in its detail, but also immersive and cinematic. A film that required attention and investment. A film that an audience could lean into – and fall into. I centered the film on people who did not know the victim, but who devoted years of their life to him – and their mental and physical health; because if violence is the raison d’être of this film, it is not the subject. Its subject is the bonds between people. That means, for me, this is a film defined by empathy.
Wright also added of the film acquired by Netflix:
“For an independent Australian film to premiere in the Official Selection at Cannes and then be presented to the world’s largest audience as a Netflix film, is unprecedented. We couldn’t be prouder of this film and partnering with Netflix to bring it to international audiences.
the stranger is produced by See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content and Blue Tongue Films, whose founder Joel Edgerton stars alongside Sean Harris.
The film received rave reviews from various online critics. The Guardian gave the film a 5-star review saying at some point in the film:
“it is quite clear that The Stranger has crept, assiduously, into brilliance; to call this an awe-inspiring, unconventional crime drama is to say it very lightly.
Here’s Everything Else We Know About Netflix the stranger:
Is there a trailer for the stranger?
by Netflix the stranger doesn’t have a trailer yet, but the Cannes Film Festival has released a clip of the film featuring the two main stars:
What is the plot of the stranger?
Here is the official logline of the film:
The Stranger is based on two strangers who strike up a conversation during a long journey. One is a suspect in an unsolved missing person case and the other is the undercover agent on his trail. Their rocky friendship becomes the heart of the well-crafted thriller, which is based on the true story of one of Australia’s biggest undercover investigations and operations.
who is thrown into the stranger?
by Netflix the stranger stars Joel Edgerton (Obi Wan Kenobi) and Sean Harris (The Borgias, mission impossible).
The performances of the two protagonists are hailed by critics who have seen the film at two film festivals.
They are joined by Steve Mozakis (Me Frankenstein) and jada alberts (Mystery Road).
What is the Netflix release date for the stranger?
by Netflix the stranger has already debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2022 and the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2022,
It will make its way onto Netflix globally (with a few exceptions) in October 2022. Not only will the film be released on Netflix streaming, but the film will also be available in select theaters in October 2022. This is no doubt to allow to film qualify for the Oscars and other award shows in 2023.
The film would be available on Netflix worldwide, except for the following regions: Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Greece, Israel and the Middle East.