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Incendies (2011)

Incendies (2011)

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

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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, Rovi

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Cast

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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Critic Reviews for Incendies

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A strong film based on a weak story.

June 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a powerful, disturbing film. May there be a day when such works seem less relevant.

May 27, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Rage has no expiration date in Incendies, director Denis Villeneuve's gripping, era-jumping drama about a family melded to its war-torn past.

May 26, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A deeply resonant literary quality gives what might otherwise seem like a dubious series of coincidences a profound sense of plausibility.

May 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is no surprise that it was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

May 20, 2011 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Villaneuve knows how to stoke a hot debate about the legacy of violence. But in this case, where there's smoke, there's not enough air.

May 20, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Incendies

Whereas many were impressed with this colorful visit to hostile lands journey, I found it manipulative and over dramatic, the 'surprise' ending so predictable, given the DRAMA beforehand as to be nearly ridiculous. Did everyone need an unwashed, poor kid to root for this outing? Blah.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

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
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Very compelling film. Worth watching.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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