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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mustafa Kamel ...
Barbier de la Milice / Officer Milice Chrétienne
Hussein Sami ...
Nihad (5ans)
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Maxim Gaudette ...
Dominique Briand ...
Professor Niv Cohen
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Frédéric Paquet ...
Médecin a l'urgence
Hamed Najem ...
Wahab
Ahmad Massad ...
Bassem Marwan
Bader Alami ...
Nicolas Marwan
Majida Hussein ...
Grand-mére de Nawal
Asriah Nijres ...
Sage-Femme
John Dunn-Hill ...
Professeur Saïd Haidar
Nadia Essadiqi ...
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Storyline

A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. Written by Mylène Chollet

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The search began at the opening of their mother's will.

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Drama | Mystery | War

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Rated R for some strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 January 2011 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,679 (USA) (22 April 2011)

Gross:

$6,857,096 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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This film won the Best Feature Film awarded by the jury at the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival. Director Denis Villeneuve responded by saying that "As a poetic sign of gratitude to [the] Adelaide Film Festival, I'll give the name of 'Adelaide' to one of my main characters in my next film. So thank you one thousand times to [the] Adelaide Film Festival!" See more »

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Scenes set in Morocco give away their real location by the cars with Dubai number plates. See more »

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Simon Marwan: One plus one, does it make one? It comes from Tarkovsky's Nostalghia.
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Poignant and remarkable, Villeneuve performs a tour de force.
16 February 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Inspired from Wajdi Mouhad's play, Incendies is a movie without boundaries. French director Denis Villeneuve has manage to put every piece at the right place, in the right moment. I haven't seen Mouhad's play but i can surely say that the director excelled in a mesmerizing way. What i don't really get is media being excited because it's Mouhad's creation; he sure created it at the first place but Villeneuve's brilliant direction and point of view has made the piece more striking. Belgian actress Lubna Azabal is the breakthrough of the year, she stand out in a staggering way by carrying the movie literally on her shoulders. Supporting cast, Melissa Poulain and Maxime Gaudette are both refined actor's. On the whole, Incendies will leave you breathless all shaken up


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