The Intruder (L'Intrus)
The Intruder (L'Intrus) (2005)

Claire Denis' elliptical drama L'Intrus was inspired by a short book written by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy about his heart transplant. In the film, Michel Subor (Le Petit Soldat) stars as Louis, who lives fairly self-sufficiently in… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The impressionistic narrative may confound the viewer, but Denis crafts wonderfully poetic, dreamlike imagery.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

While it may take a few viewings to sort the details out, much about L'Intrus lingers, shimmering quietly in the memory.

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Jay Weissberg

A beautiful, complex work that challenges viewers to mentally sift interior and exterior journeys.

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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

Denis is one of cinema's greatest narrative poets, and The Intruder, the story of an adventurer, is her most adventurous cinematic poem.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

An interior epic with epic exteriors, a film with very little dialogue, where the pictures (photographed by the great Agnès Godard), actors and the juxtaposition of both tell the story.

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L.A. Weekly

Denis' film -- which may be her most intricately constructed and intensely beautiful to date -- is one that transcends words and stories, a movie to be felt rather than rationalized.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

A film that's so recondite, it's barely there.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Never has Denis demanded so much from audiences as with this shimmering enigma, at once intimate and epic, but it's worth the effort and then some.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Denis composes a majestic dream book of shots and sequences.

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Christopher Null

yet another meandering piece of existentialism, signifying nothing except for what you're willing to project onto it.

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[font=Century Gothic]In "The Intruder", Louis(Michel Subor) enjoys spending his days frolicking with his dogs near the French-Swiss border while he… More