The Intruder (2004 film)

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The Intruder FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byClaire Denis
Produced byHumbert Balsan
Written byClaire Denis
Jean-Pol Fargeau
StarringMichel Subor
Béatrice Dalle
Alex Descas
Music byStuart A. Staples
CinematographyAgnès Godard
Edited byNelly Quettier
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
130 minutes

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.[1] 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.[2] It was also chosen as one of the best films of the decade (2000-2009) by TIFF Cinematheque.[3]


  1. ^ Nancy, Jean-Luc (2000). L'intrus. Galilée. ISBN 2718605391.
  2. ^ "Best of the Aughts: Film". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "TIFF Cinematheque's Best of the Decade (2000-2009)". Retrieved October 7, 2017.


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Morrey, Douglas. "Open Wounds: Body and Image in Jean-Luc Nancy and Claire Denis." Film-Philosophy 12, no. 1 (2008): 10–30. ISSN 1466-4615 open access
Nayman, Adam. "Best of the Decade #7: L′Intrus: Second Helpings." Reverse Shot (December 25, 2009). Museum of the Moving Image. Accessed June 4, 2017. open access
Smith, Damon. "L’Intrus: An Interview with Claire Denis." Senses of Cinema 35 (2005). Accessed May 25, 2017. open access
Sweeney, R. Emmet. "The Hither Side of Solutions. Bodies and Landscape in L’intrus." Senses of Cinema (2005), no. 36. Accessed May 25, 2017. open access

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