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The Invader (2011)

L'envahisseur (original title)
The struggles of illegal African immigrant Amadou in search for a better life in Brussels.

Director:

Nicolas Provost

Writers:

Nicolas Provost, Giordano Gederlini (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Issaka Sawadogo ... Amadou / Obama (as Isaka Sawadogo)
Stefania Rocca ... Agnès de Yael
Serge Riaboukine ... Jean-Pierre, le passeur
Dieudonné Kabongo Dieudonné Kabongo ... Omar
John Flanders ... Dr. Charles de Yael
Tibo Vandenborre ... Kris
Ken Kelountang Ndiaye Ken Kelountang Ndiaye ... Sioka (as Ken N'Diaye)
Bernard Van Vooren Bernard Van Vooren ... Le clochard
Jean-Louis Froment Jean-Louis Froment ... L'homme qui achète le bois
Laurence César Laurence César ... Caissière épicerie
Katsuko Nakamura Katsuko Nakamura ... L'amie d'Omar
Toni d'Antonio Toni d'Antonio ... Le taxi
James Kazama James Kazama ... Liong Bing
Carole Weyers ... Kate
Hannelore Knuts Hannelore Knuts ... La naturiste
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The struggles of illegal African immigrant Amadou in search for a better life in Brussels.

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Drama | Thriller

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I recommend it
16 February 2014 | by Lord-InfinitySee all my reviews

It was on TV late night. Although I missed big portions in the beginning of the movie, it was so intense I had to watch it again fully.

The movie is about an African immigrant living and working illegally in Belgium. He is given shelter and work by a; what i assume to be a trafficker of some sort. He has a friend also from Africa: Sioka who is ill and bedridden.

Things turn from bad to worse for our protagonist when his boss gets sick and tired of his friend Sioka laying around unproductive. The movie touches the hardship many illegals face, the rough life of being caught between the gray areas of society. Although in my opinion the ending didn't feel like one, I didn't really understand it. Thus for me, it wasn't really a satisfying one.

Yes, the soundtrack is fitting, I thoroughly enjoyed it . it wouldn't do you justice to explain it all in depth. I only recommend you to watch it and find out yourself.

This movie is that and more. I give it a 7/10


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Country:

Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

23 November 2011 (Belgium) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,232
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2.35 : 1
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