The Intruder (L'Intrus)

Rated NR 130 minutes 2005

Louis Trebor, a robust and mysterious loner, lives alone in an isolated woodland compound on the French-Swiss border in the Jura Mountains. An enigmatic figure and emotionally distant father, he has little contact with his grown up son, Sidney -- who lives near Geneva with his wife, a Swiss border guard and young family -- seemingly preferring the company of his dogs. Trebor's emotional contact is seemingly limited to an affair with a local pharmacist and a wordless attraction to a beautiful and equally aloof dog breeder. An ailing heart forces Trebor to leave his snow-covered wilderness to visit a bank vault in Geneva in order to withdraw enough cash for a new heart on the black market. Shadowed by a mysterious, unnamed Russian woman, Trebor recovers from a clandestine transplant operation, and travels to the bustling markets and shipyards of Pusan in Korea. Here he agrees to buy a boat and starts on a voyage south, slowly threading his way back to his former home on a remote island near Tahiti, where he searches for the lost son he fathered years before. He is uncertain of the welcome he will receive after all these years.

Film Credits

Director: Claire Denis

Writer: Claire Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau

Producer: Humbert Balsan

Cast: Bambou, Gregoire Colin, Beatrice Dalle, Yekaterina Golubeva, Florence Loiret and Michel Subor

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