// Presented as part of Filmatique's Swiss Films Series //
Exclusive Interview with Lorenz Suter
Spotlight on Strangers
Lorenz Suter / 2017, Switzerland / Hof, Madrid, Montréal Festival des Films du Monde, Saarbrücken, Solothurner Filmtage / 83'
Tamás lives in Zurich, alone— by choice. He has never wanted to get too close to people. All this changes when he meets Norika, a beautiful woman who appears in his life almost by chance. But she just as quickly disappears, leaving no trace. Before he knows it, Tamás has been implicated in Norika's disappearance by her sister Annika, who claims Tamás had made a habit of following them. Reality seems to shift based on each person's perspective, casting the nature of the crime into progressively murky territory.
Staging a love triangle in the cold, impersonal world of contemporary Switzerland, Strangers is a bewitching noir-ish meditation on the ambiguity of existence and truth. Lorenz Suter's first feature premiered at Madrid, Hofer, Solothurner Filmtage, and Montréal Festival des Films du Monde.
"An elegant tribute to film noir… Strangers is a mysterious film dominated by a melancholic and sensual atmosphere"
- Muriel del Don, Solothurner Filmtage Review, Cineuropa