INFILTRANT (THE INTRUDER)
Netherlands | 2014 | Narrative | 87 Minutes
Director: Shariff Korver
Writer: Rogier de Blok & Shariff Korver
Producer: Eva Eisenloeffel
Cinematographer: Alex Wuijts
Editor: Ruben van der Hammen
Composer: Helge Slikker
Cast: Nasrdin Dchar, Rachid El Ghazaoui, Walid Benmbarek
Synopsis: In this intelligent and intense thriller, a Dutch cop of Moroccan descent goes undercover to infiltrates a drug-trafficking Moroccan family. His world is turned upside down when he starts to feel at home with his new family, and disillusioned by the police force. Neither is what they seem. This deeply personal film is about a man trying to figure out where he truly belongs. This is the U.S. premiere of a film that was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Filmmaker bio: Shariff Korver (1982) spent his childhood between the Netherlands and Venezuela, until he finally settled down in Amsterdam to study at the Dutch Film Academy in 2007. His graduation film NO WAY BACK (2011) was selected for serveral festivals, including the San Sebastian Film Festival and Film Fest Munich. The film won several awards, including the Civis European Youth Award. After filmschool, Shariff made the TV movie MI KULPA as part of the TV series Devil's Dilemmas. Besides working on his debut film, Infiltrator (2014), Shariff has recently done intensive research for his next project; a film about the ambiguous existence of Dutch soldiers.