Everything You Need to Know About All of Us Strangers: The movie was initially showcased at the Telluride Film Festival in August. It features Andrew Scott in the lead role as the introverted Adam. Paul Mescal portrays Harry, the enigmatic love interest of Adam. And, other cast members include Claire Foy and Jamie Bell, who depict Adam’s late parents.
All About ‘All of Us Strangers’
The narrative revolves around Adam, played by award-winning Andrew Scott. He is popular for his roles in major dramas such as Spectre, Victor Frankenstein, Denial, and 1917.
Paul Mescal is known for his role as Connell in Normal People and an Oscar-nominated performance in Aftersun. He portrays Adam’s mysterious admirer, Harry. Recently, Mescal appeared in the sci-fi drama Foe. He is about to star in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sequel, Gladiator 2. Claire Foy is popular for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. Jamie Bell, with an extensive resume including Rocketman and Snowpiercer, plays Adam’s ostensibly deceased parents.
The movie unfolds as a fantasy romance, tracing the story of Adam (Scott), a man living alone in a London tower apartment. The narrative takes a turn when Harry (Mescal) knocks on his door one night, initiating a relationship between the two. Simultaneously, Adam becomes immersed in memories of his past and his childhood home, leading him to visit it. Upon arrival, he encounters his late mother and father, appearing exactly as they did on the day they died when Adam was twelve.
While the film draws inspiration from Taichi Yamada’s novel “Strangers,” the extent of influence from the book versus the creative input of All of Us Strangers’ screenwriter, Andrew Haigh, remains unclear.
Plot Synopsis of All of Us Strangers
The official plot synopsis for the film from Searchlight Pictures reads:
From director Andrew Haigh. One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.