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R| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
Nawal (Lubna Azabal), a dying Middle Eastern woman living in Montreal, leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon (Maxim Gaudette) is to give his to the brother they never knew they had. The siblings travel to the Middle East separately, where they each experience acts of brutality, uncover a startling family history, and have revelations about themselves.

Cast: Lubna Azabal , Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin , Maxim Gaudette , Rémy Girard , Allen Altman , Mohamed Majd , Baya Belal , Abdelghafour Elaaziz

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Incendies (2010)

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011|2 hr. 10 min.

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critic reviews ( 34 )
fan reviews ( 12 )
  • A devastating mystery thriller from Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve that grabs you hard and won't let go. show more

  • Skillfully made and offering moments of great power, the French Canadian drama Incendies nevertheless overplays its hand, piling tragedy on tragedy until we feel browbeaten with misery. show more

  • Denis Villeneuve's screen adaptation of a play by the Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad tells a story-masterfully-of courage, cruelty, family mysteries and a chain of anger that can only be broken by love. show more

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  • June 14, 2011 Dyon/Sharon
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    Thought provoking but very Depressing. Can\'t believe a mother would want to put her children through such a nighmare. The plot seemed contrived, but made a point about breaking the chain of retribution. I wasn\'t prepared for this.

  • June 13, 2011 boatjws
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    This was the most contrived piece of garbage I\"ve seen in a very long time. A complete waste of 2 good Sunday hours.

  • June 05, 2011 amorgenroth121
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    a very moving sad story, but wonderful

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