Spain | 2012 | 98 minutes | Daniel Calparsoro
Returned from Iraq, a soldier's fragmented memories of his injuries don't match the official story. He seeks out the truth that others do not want disclosed in this visceral political thriller.
June 7, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
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June 8, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
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When his transport is destroyed by an IED, Military Doctor Pablo Garre (Alberto Ammann) and his fellow soldier Diego (Antonio de la Torre) must escape on foot through the deserts of Iraq. Subsequently wounded in battle, Garre comes home to his wife and daughter to recover in their isolated home on the northern coast of Spain. But when he learns that he and Diego are being praised for their discovery of a terrorist cell, he's taken aback. Though his memories of the events that led to his injury are fragmented, a consequence of post-traumatic stress, he recalls enough to know the truth was far more nightmarish and less heroic than the official story. As he begins to hunt down what really happened, pressing a stonewalling Diego for details, the same government forces that had welcomed him back now emerge as a sinister threat to his own life—and his family's. Nominated for five Goya Awards, Invader is a political thriller that marries visceral action with clear-eyed moral outrage at the brutalities of war, and the cover-ups that follow.
Since studying both film and political science, Daniel Calparsoro has combined the two in socially aware genre films such as Asfalto and Ausentes. His 1997 feature Blinded earned him a Golden Lion nomination for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival.
Sponsored in part by Consulate General of Spain - San Francisco, Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, Dragados USA, Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle, The Tourist Office of Spain
|Principal Cast:||Alberto Ammann, Antonio de la Torre, Inma Cuesta, Karra Elejalde|
|Running Time:||98 minutes|
|Producer:||Juan Gordon, Emma Lustres, Borja Pena|
|Screenplay:||Jorge Arenillas, Javier Gullón|
|Editors:||Antonio Frutos, David Pinillos|
|Filmography:||Ausentes (2005); Warriors (2002); Asfalto (2000); Blinded (1997); Pasajes (1996); Salto al vacio (1995)|
|Language:||Spanish, Arabic, English|
|International Sales:||Filmax International|