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Incendies 2011

9.9

A movie which will catch you from the first second, with one of the best movie beginnings of all time, up until its outstanding end. It is a slow-burning and calm film with nonetheless a very powerful impact. Incendies is guaranteed to be one of those movies you will never forget. The story is about Jeanne and Simon who, to fulfill their mother’s last wishes, must journey to her birthplace in an unnamed Middle-Eastern country. There they discover her tragic and sad past life, and unveil a deeply disturbing secret which will change their lives forever. The movie contains a series of flashbacks telling the story of the mother, Nawal Marwan, while the rest is from the viewpoint of her children.

Written By: Fabian K.

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blindwitness90
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blindwitness90

Jesus Christ, this movie. Just shut up, sit there, and watch this movie. Then ponder about what you have just seen. 5/5

Pat Mockler
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Pat Mockler

Fabulous. Riveting. Introspective. A film that points out that we never really know our parents. That people can live many lifetimes. That humans can be strong beyond strength.

rapid
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rapid

A sublime movie whose beauty is both omnipresent and heartbreaking. It’s about time, sorrow, intergenerational development… Just a masterpiece.

ClintMcChuckles
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ClintMcChuckles

it’s just hard not to get mind blown by the end of it. Absolute must-watch.

DeSelbyofDalkey
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DeSelbyofDalkey

Wow. Just. Wow. There are very few nits to pick with this film. It is carefully paced with very good cinematography and just enough detail to force viewers to interact with the story in meaningful manners. And the last twenty minutes? Interesting. Very interesting.

Zak
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Zak

This movie is masterpiece in every category. A Must Watch

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Details

  • Genre

    Mystery
  • Mood

    Discussion-sparking, Dramatic, Slow, Sunday, Touching
  • Starring

    Lubna Azabal, Maxim Gaudette, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin
  • Directed by

    Denis Villeneuve
  • Written by

    Denis Villeneuve
  • Runtime

    130 minutes