6.9/10
1,496
20 user 48 critic

L'intrus (2004)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 May 2005 (France)
An emotionally cold man leaves the safety of his Alpine home to seek a heart transplant and an estranged son.

Director:

Claire Denis

On Disc

at Amazon

4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué
Friday Night (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon, Hélène de Saint-Père
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont
Les salauds (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille
Chocolat (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A brother and sister reunite after time apart. But the sister is pregnant, which could either bring the siblings together or tear them apart.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri, Jacques Nolot
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Solveig Dommartin
Beau travail (1999)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two American newlyweds in Paris experience a love so strong, it almost devours them.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle
Vers Mathilde (2005)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The french choreographer Mathilde Monnier and her preparation for her next performance is the main focus of this documentary. The choreography's practices and the bodies, everything is ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Mathilde Monnier
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Michel Subor ... Louis Trebor
Grégoire Colin ... Sidney
Yekaterina Golubeva ... La jeune femme russe (as Katia Golubeva)
Bambou Bambou ... La pharmacienne
Florence Loiret Caille ... Antoinette (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Lolita Chammah ... La sauvageonne
Alex Descas ... Le prêtre
Dong-ho Kim Dong-ho Kim ... Le propriétaire du bateau
Se-tak Chang Se-tak Chang ... L'associé du propriétaire du bateau
Hong-suk Park Hong-suk Park ... L'homme du marché aux poissons
Edwin Alin Edwin Alin ... Le patron de la quincaillerie
Henri Tetainanuarii Henri Tetainanuarii ... Henri
Jean-Marc Teriipaia Jean-Marc Teriipaia ... Tony
Anna Tetuaveroa Anna Tetuaveroa ... La mère
Béatrice Dalle ... La reine de l'hémisphère nord
Edit

Storyline

Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see Louis as possibly heartless, ignoring a son who lives nearby who is himself an attentive father to two young children, one named for Louis. He leaves his bed one night - and his lover - to kill an intruder; he dreams, usually of violence. Will his body accept his heart? Will his son accept his offer? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Korean | Russian | Polynesian

Release Date:

4 May 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El intruso See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,640, 25 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,603, 23 April 2006
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from Le reflux (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great director, average movie
4 May 2005 | by chuzzlewit-1See all my reviews

It's certainly beautiful, as must be any movie featuring the outstanding cinematographer Agnès Godard and the criminally underacknowledged sound mixer Jean-Louis Ughetto. Most movies don't give us images as warm as Michel Subor drinking with a Pusan local or as vivid as a flashback to a boat's arrival at a French Polynesian island. But from the director of "Friday Night" and "Beau Travail," that's not enough.

Subor's character, Louis, is an intruder; various people are intruders in Louis's life (notably Béatrice Dalle); Louis even has an intruder inside his body - his transplanted heart. The heightening of Louis's condition, at first achieved through long looks at his huge chest scar, becomes absurdly literal when we see a bloody organ lying in the snow. All this is meant to make some vague point about rejection, and how communities and their outsiders relate to each other, but except in the Korean section and parts of the Tahitian one, Denis's use of photogenic isolated locations defeats her theme by not giving Louis enough human life to interact with. Perhaps I'm grading too harshly, but I expect great things from a Denis movie, and I didn't see them here.


14 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed