The Invader

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.

Director's Biography
Nicolas Provost, born 1969 in Belgium. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent, Belgium in 1994, but spent the last two years of his studies as an exchange student experimenting with video at the academy in Bergen, Norway. Afterwards he worked as an illustrator, graphic designer and art director. In 1999 he started making short films. THE INVADER, his feature debut, was screened in the Orizzonti section at Venice Film Festival 2011. // Films (Selected): EXOTICORE (2004, short), GRAVITY (2007, short), LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH (2009, short), L‘ENVAHISSEUR (The Invader, 2011)
European Panorama Fiction 2012
Nicolas Provost
Belgium / Sweden 2011
95 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Nicolas Provost, François Pirot
Cinematography Frank van den Eeden
Editing Nico Leunen
Sound/Sounddesign Paul Maernoudt, Senjan Jansen, Luc Thomas
Music Evgueni & Sacha Galperine
With Issaka Sawadogo, Stefania Rocca, Serge Riaboukine, Dieudonné Kabongo, Tibo Vandenborre, Hannelore Knuts
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