The Strange Ones

A moody mystery-thriller about two young men on the run from something unknown

2017 | Running Time: 81 minutes | Rating: R

Shot against a remote American landscape, THE STRANGE ONES follows mysterious travellers Nick (Alex Pettyfer) and his young companion Sam (James Freedson-Jackson). On the surface everything between them seems normal — they claim to be brothers on a simple vacation. But both the events around them and their interactions with each other begin to build a mounting sense of dread, forcing their story to give way to a more complex and darker truth. Selected by John Waters as one of his favorite films of 2017, the hypnotic, atmospheric film explores how identity, trauma and masculinity intermix. THE STRANGE ONES premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. Director: Lauren Wolkstein; Director/Writer: Christopher Radcliff; Starring: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson; Producers: Sebastien Aubert, Shani Geva, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Michael Prall, Eric Schultz; Executive Producer: Anne Carey, Paul Finkel, Mynette Louie, Ozo Jaculewicz, Jason Potash

SXSW Film Festival 2017: Special Jury Award for Narrative Feature
SXSW Film Festival 2017: SXSW Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature (nomination), SXSW Gamechanger Award (nomination)
Montclair Film Festival (MFF) 2017: Future/Now (nomination)
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016: Wouter Barendrecht Award
Nordic International Film Festival 2017: Festival Award Honorable Mention
Champs-Élysées Film Festival 2017: Prix du jury
Sarasota Film Festival 2017: Independent Visions Award for Best Film (nomination)
Oak Cliff Film Festival 2017: Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature (nomination)
Maryland International Film Festival 2017: Best Feature Film (nomination)
Denver International Film Festival 2017: American Independent Award for Best Feature Film (nomination)

“The Strange Ones is an elegant drama whose ending becomes poignant and elegiac. Brought to life by stellar acting and engrossing yet straightforward directing, the more the audience discovers, the more hypnotic everything becomes.”

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