Synopsis:
Amadou, an illegal African immigrant who has risked his life to come to Europe, has been in Brussels for a while now, hoping to find a life worthy of his great expectations but discovering only poverty and exploitation. Evicted from his lodgings and threatened by the smugglers to whom he still owes money, Amadou's situation becomes increasingly critical and unbearable. Thanks to his reckless audacity, he forges a contact with Agnès, a brilliant and wealthy businesswoman who represents his western ideal. After seducing Agnès and sleeping with her, he thinks that the bad times are behind him and that he will at last attain what he so ardently desired. However, Agnès distances herself from him and breaks off all contact after he harassed her. He embarks upon a genuine descent into hell, madly fighting forces stronger than him and turning into a monster, the monster of this society that was not wiling to make room for him…
Cast:
Issaka Sawadogo, Stefania Rocca
Recent selection(s):
Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica - La Biennale di Venezia (Venice)
San Sebastian International Film Festival (Donostia-San Sebastian)
Aubagne International Film Festival (Aubagne)
Director's filmography:
- Induction (2007 - Short)
- L'envahisseur (2011 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Fiction
Year of production:
2011
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
90'
Original Version:
français
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Versus Production
Poster