The Stranger: watch trailer and cinema, Netflix release dates

New Australian thriller The Stranger will at last have a wide cinematic release this year, after dazzling at MIFF and Cannes.

If you missed out on seeing the critically acclaimed The Stranger at the recent Melbourne International Film Festival, fear not. It’s set to have an Australian theatrical release from 6 October 2022, and will be streaming on Netflix later in the month.

The film revolves around two strangers who strike up a conversation on a long journey. One, a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case; the other, an undercover operative on his trail. Their uneasy friendship is at the core of this tightly wrought thriller, based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports