The Intruder

 The Intruder

Original Name: El Prófugo
English Name: The Intruder
Year: 2020
Run Time: 90 min
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & white) : Colour
Country: Argentina / Mexico
Director: Natalia Meta
Producer: Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matias Roveda, Natalia Meta, Fabiana Tiscornia
Cast: Érica Rivas, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Daniel Hendler, Cecilia Roth 
Screenplay: Natalia Meta
Cinematographer: Bárbara Álvarez
Editor: Eliane Katz
Sound Designer: Guido Berenblum 
Music Composer: Luciano Azzigotti
Costume Designer: Mónica Toschi 
Production Designer: Ailí Chen
Production Company: Rei Cine, Picnic Producciones
World Sales: Film Factory Entertainment
World Sales Phone: +34 93 3684608
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  • 2019 - Berlin International Film Festival 
  • 2019 - San Sebastian International Film Festival
  • 2019 - Zurich International Film Festival 
  • 2019 - BFI London Film Festival
  • 2019 - Bergen International Film Festival 
  • 2019 - AFI Fest 
  • 2019 - Stockholm International Film Festival 

Director’s Selected Filmography :

  • 2014 - Muerte en Buenos Aires (Death in Buenos Aires) 
  • 2020 - El Prófugo (The Intruder)

Director’s Biography:

Natalia Meta

Natalia Meta has a degree in philosophy from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). In 2006 she  founded La Bestia Equilátera, a publishing house of literary fiction, together with Luis Chitarroni and  Diego D’Onofrio. Her first film, Muerte en Buenos Aires (Death in Buenos Aires, 2014), was a national  box office success with over 500.000 admissions. El Prófugo (The Intruder, 2020) is her second film,  premiers worldwide in the Official Competition of the Berlinale. In addition, her credits as an associate  producer include films such as the Camera d’Or winner Las Acacias (2012) by Pablo Giorgelli, Paula  Hernández’ Un Amor (2011) and Lucrecia Martel’s Zama (2017).


Inés works as a dubbing actress and sings in a choir in Buenos Aires. While on an idyllic trip she  suffers a traumatic episode that she can’t recover from. She has trouble sleeping and experiences very  vivid nightmares as strange sounds begin to emerge from inside her. Awake, Inés feels suddenly  surrounded by people that seem to come from her dreams.