The Intruder (2004 film)

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Directed by Claire Denis
Produced by Humbert Balsan
Written by Claire Denis
Jean-Pol Fargeau
Starring Michel Subor
Béatrice Dalle
Alex Descas
Music by Stuart A. Staples
Cinematography Agnès Godard
Edited by Nelly Quettier
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
130 minutes
Language French

L'intrus (English: The Intruder) is a feature film written and directed by Claire Denis, based upon the autobiographical essay by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. The film premiered in the official competition at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.


Louis Trebor (Michel Subor), an ex-mercenary living in the Jura Mountains, is increasingly suffering from a heart condition. He abandons his home, his beloved dogs, and his estranged son (Grégoire Colin) in pursuit of a black market heart transplant in Korea before traveling to Tahiti, where he spent time in his youth, in hopes of reconnecting with a son he's never met.



The film placed at No. 77 of best films of the 2000s, by Slant Magazine.[1]


  1. ^ "Best of the Aughts: Film". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 


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