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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.


Beto Brant


Marçal Aquino (novel), Marçal Aquino (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
27 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »




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


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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]





Release Date:

5 April 2002 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invader See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Drama Filmes See more »
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Technical Specs


| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Remade as The Trespasser See more »


Na Zona Sul
Performed by Sabotage
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This movie is dreadful and pointless
23 September 2006 | by rickyr83See all my reviews

I picked up this movie because I love Brazilian cinema and I am always on the lookout for good, new Brazilian movies. I read the reviews on this movie, with people raving about striking the film was and comparing it to "Cidade de Deus". In addition to that, looking at the film festival awards it won, I thought I'd made a good choice. Boy, did I turn out to be wrong.

This film is an unorganized, dysfunctional, fruitless mess. The story had potential. The idea of two men hiring a hit-man to take out their partner and then that hit-man turning around and forcing himself into their business, could've been interesting. It could've been played in a comedic way, or it could've been played in a threatening and frightening way.

Instead, the movie tries a little of both and succeeds at neither. At times the movie presents Miklos' character as someone who we should fear, other times he's seen as a joke, heckling the construction company's workers and bringing rappers into the office.

The only bright spot is that some of these actors give good performances. Marco Ricca as Ivan gives a great portrait of a man consumed by fear and guilt and we watch him spiral out of control. Although again, the movie flubs up his character, introducing us to his wife in the beginning, only to never show her again or really explain their marriage or why their relationship is so distant.

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