Once upon a time a stranger arrives at a place where the king and his people lived in great peace. He doesn’t look like them. In fact, this strange is so big and the people so small, that neither can communicate and the uneasiness and hatred that the most harmless of outsiders can engender will start a well known chain of events: guards, clueless politicians, the threat of military force.
The Stranger, again relevant today, tackles big themes in a subtle way with a fable-like text showing us that a different outcome is possible, but only if we choose not to take the easy way out. Acceptation and empathy are only possible when we look into each other’s eyes and talk on the same level.