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The Trespasser (2001)

O Invasor (original title)
Two businessmen hire a hitman to kill their third partner and are then blackmailed by the hitman as he takes over their company.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Ricca ...
Alexandre Borges ...
Gilberto / Giba
Paulo Miklos ...
Mariana Ximenes ...
Malu Mader ...
Cláudia / Fernanda
Chris Couto ...
George Freire ...
Tanah Correa ...
Dr. Araújo
Jayme del Cueto ...
Sabotage ...
Marina Franco ...
Marina's friend
Daniela Tramujas ...
Thavyne Ferrari ...
Giba's daughter
Priscila Luz ...
Marcos Azevedo ...
Nightclub manager


Two businessmen, Ivan and Gilberto, have their partner killed by a hitman who then blackmails them to gain control of their company. Ivan and Gilberto, part of the upper class, are dismayed at the entry of the hitman's ghetto behavior and attitudes into their privileged sphere. Additionally, the hitman, in search of further riches, seduces the wealthy daughter of the partner he killed. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

5 April 2002 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

The Invader  »

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1.85 : 1
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This movie is based on a novel that was being written by Marçal Aquino and wasn't finished yet. Marçal wrote the end of the novel and released the book after the movie. See more »


[subtitled version]
[Paulo Miklos' caracther trespass a construction site administered by the two men he's blackmailing]
Anísio: Hey, yo! Do me a favor. Get closer.
Construction's Foreman: What is it?
Anísio: I got to know that a lot of stuff is missing around here. Where are the parts, the tools and the yellow truck?
Construction's Foreman: What you want with me?
Anísio: Tell you what. The word came from up there, man. That's what. There's plenty of smart asses screwing it, taking work outside.
Construction's Foreman: You're interfering too much. You keep it to yourself, wise guy! You're ...
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Great Performances, Disturbing Story
8 August 2002 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The three main characters are very well portrayed, especially Anisio by rock musician turned into first time actor Paulo Miklos. He is extremely convincing as the lower class trespasser/invader. The film shows very well the snowball effect of getting involved in ever more shady business, the contrast and similarities between the lower and higher classes. How everyone gets carried away by greed and ambition. 9-9,5 out of 10.

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