Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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L' intrus
Feature Film, FR 2004, Farbe, 130 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2014

Director: Claire Denis
Script: Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis, nach einem Roman von Jean-Luc Nancy
Cast: Michel Subor, Béatrice Dalle, Grégoire Colin, Katia Golubeva, Bambou, Florence Loiret Caille u. a.
Camera: Agnès Godard
Editor: Nelly Quettier
Location Sound: Jean-Louis Ughetto
Music: Stuart A. Staples
Producers: Humbert Balsan, Jerome Clément, Michel Reilhac
Production: Ognon Pictures
Co-production: ARTE France Cinéma


Inspired by French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s short autobiographical book about his heart transplant, Denis’ compelling, elliptical masterpiece is her most formally adventurous film. L’intrus opens in a remote area near the French-Swiss border, where the mysterious Louis Trebor lives in a cabin on the snowy mountainside with only his two beloved dogs for company (…) Trebor’s shady past is gradually revealed as he embarks on a globetrotting odyssey that takes him from Geneva to Pusan to the South Seas, seeking to arrange a black-market heart transplant and reconnect with his long-lost son. (TIFF)