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Incendies (2011)



Critic Consensus: It's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before Incendies' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact.

Movie Info

Director Denis Villeneuve adapts Wajdi Mouawad's play concerning a pair of twins who make a life-altering discovery following the death of their mother. Upon learning that their absentee father is still very much alive and they also have a brother they have never met, the pair travels to the Middle East on a mission to uncover the truth about their mystery-shrouded past. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for some strong violence and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 13, 2011
Box Office: $6.9M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Lubna Azabal
as Nawal Marwan
Maxime Gaudette
as Simon Marwan
Rémy Girard
as Notary Jean Lebel
Allen Altman
as Notary Maddad
Mohamed Majd
as Chamseddine
Mohammed Majd
as Chamseddine
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News & Interviews for Incendies

Critic Reviews for Incendies

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (35)

A strong film based on a weak story.

Full Review… | June 22, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Although "Incendies" shows very little violence, the burden of knowing what's taking place off-screen is just as difficult for the audience to stomach.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

Rewarding, but ridiculously stingy in handing out simple details -- relationships, geographical settings, etc. -- vital to our grasp of what's going on.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Tribune News Service

Watching Incendies is a long, hard, and emotionally draining experience but one that richly rewards the time and effort invested.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012

Every time the film begins to feel more like a history lesson than a drama, it explodes into action.

Full Review… | August 11, 2011

It's a raw and brutal look at the unending strife in the region, but it's also an unforgettable mystery that keeps the audience riveted through one surprising plot turn after another.

Full Review… | August 4, 2011
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Audience Reviews for Incendies


An intense, gripping and absolutely wonderful drama that tells a devastating story about love, hate, secrets and amends, and it does so in a completely unpredictable way, with a powerful performance by Lubna Azabal and an unbelievable, jaw-dropping ending.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Very compelling film. Worth watching.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

"Incendies" is a masterpiece; a virtually flawless piece of writing, directing, and acting that comes together in a narrative of no easy answers and a ending to leave you rattled.

Michael S

Super Reviewer

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