"The search for a definition of the Other, or of Others, is the most important problem there is." –Paul Valéry, “Notebooks”, 1942.
The Stranger is the story of our encounter with the Other(s).
Is peaceful coexistence possible, or is violent confrontation inevitable? Maybe even necessary?
The film examines the clash between religious radicalization on the one hand and on the other hand racism, intolerance, fascism, Western paranoia and the modern anxiety caused by the increasingly escalating tensions of reality, of warfare and terrorist attacks, of Europe''s current political winds and of the information society''s incessant horror scenarios.
The Stranger is about race, racism and racial conflict and about the encounter with the Other(s) - an encounter that at all times throughout history has been the source of conflict.