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The Intruder (L'Intrus)

The Intruder (L'Intrus)
  • 2004
  • France
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Claire Denis
  • Written by: Claire Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau
  • Cast: Michel Subor and Béatrice Dalle
  • Language: French

Director Denis takes us on a startling journey across the hemispheres in the company of a mysterious loner (Subor), who is looking for a new heart. Backed by Stuart Staples' dissonant guitar score, The Intruder uses recurring symbolic images, while dissolving the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Who can resist a film in which a laughing Beatrice Dalle (credited as the 'Queen of the Northern Hemisphere'), triumphantly powers a team of huskies across the snow-covered wilds?

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Claire Denis retrospective includes White Material, Beau Travail and Chocolat

8 Jul 2010

Claire Denis is one of the most significant figures of contemporary world cinema. To coincide with the Edinburgh Filmhouse season of here films currently screening, film writer Tony McKibbin offers an analysis of the French film-maker's body of work.

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