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by Nicolas Provost


Amadou, a strong and charismatic African man, is washed up on a beach in southern Europe. Fate leads him to Brussels where, full of optimism, he tries to make a better life for himself. Exploited by traffickers, his daily life is slowly drained of hope, until he meets Agnès, a beautiful and brilliant businesswoman. She is seduced by his charm and force of character, while he projects all his hopes and dreams onto her. The illusion quickly shatters, and Agnès breaks all contact with Amadou, who little by little sinks into destructive violence, struggling with his inner demons.

international title: The Invader
original title: L'envahisseur
country: Belgium
sales agent: BAC Films
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Nicolas Provost
film run: 95'
release date: BE 23/11/2011, NL 24/05/2012
screenplay: Nicolas Provost, Giordano Gederlini, François Pirot
cast: Issaka Sawadogo, Stefania Rocca, Serge Riaboukine, Dieudonné Kanbongo, Hannelore Knuts
cinematography by: Frank van den Eeden
film editing: Nico Leunen
art director: Françoise Joset
costumes designer: Nathalie Leborgne
producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart
production: Versus Production, Prime Time, Hepp Film
backing: Centre du Cinéma et de lʼAudiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Voo, Bruxellimage, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Swedish Film Institute, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Inver Invest, MEDIA programme of the European Community (Slate Funding and i2i), International Film Festival Rotterdam's CineMart, Binger Filmlab, Ateliers dʼAngers 2007
distributor: O'Brother Distribution
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