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The Intruder (1999)

Catherine meets Nick by accident and, after a whirlwind romance, the two get married and Catherine moves into Nick's apartment only that's the start of problems when an unseen intruder ... See full summary »


David Bailey


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Catherine Girard
Charles Edwin Powell ... Nick Girard (as Charles Powell)
Nastassja Kinski ... Badge Muller
Molly Parker ... Daisy
John Hannah ... Charlie
Charles Papasoff Charles Papasoff ... Saxophonist
Marianne Farley ... Stella / Nancy Brooke (as Marianne Therien)
Mike Tsar ... Detective Fordham
Angelo Tsarouchas ... Leiberman
Janis Kirshner Janis Kirshner ... Policewoman
David McKeown David McKeown ... Mugger
John Dunn-Hill John Dunn-Hill ... Doctor
Tony Robinow Tony Robinow ... Maintenance Man
Candace Frazier Candace Frazier ... Twin
Cynthia Frazier Cynthia Frazier ... Twin


Catherine meets Nick by accident and, after a whirlwind romance, the two get married and Catherine moves into Nick's apartment only that's the start of problems when an unseen intruder begins playing strange mind games with Catherine in an apparent attempt to drive her insane. Catherine first suspects Nick is behind it, then suspicion moves to his business partner Badge, then to Nick's friends, until Catherine suspects that Nick's first wife Stella, who commited suicide years before, may be behind the occurrences which she may be committing from either beyond the grave, or by a time vortex within the apartment itself which may have let to her suicide in the first place. Written by Matthew Patay

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Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Intrusa See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Too convoluted and leaves one lacking!
15 June 2006 | by chuckeweSee all my reviews

After reading one of the other reviews, I opted to give this film a try. Boy was I disappointed. My Dish network guide which only gives ratings up to four stars, gave this one a 2+ star rank. After watching it, I can only shake my head and wonder why. The premise of the movie, a woman coming into the police station and confesses to crime which occurred two years earlier. The hook, she couldn't have done the crime as she claims she just committed the crime the day she walks into the police station.

I don't want to disclose the ending, or be a spoiler, so I won't go there. But suffice it to say there are so many red herrings, convoluted twists, and down right silly plot lines, that the films surpasses the point of absurdity. You find yourself not caring any longer about the characters, and only wishing the film would end. This film tries to breach a number of different genre's including mystery, thriller, horror and science fiction. Sadly, the mix rather than becoming an intriguing stew, becomes a weak broth leaving the viewer unfulfilled.

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