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Incendies -- As twins Jeanne and Simon Marwan learn the specifics of the will prepared by their mother, Nawal, they are handed two envelopes: one is for the father they presumed to be dead, the other is to be handed to the brother they didn’t know existed. Jeanne drafts herself into the mystery, soon landing in an unnamed Middle Eastern country. Simon soon follows and the pair begin to unravel their mother's secret history.
Incendies -- A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. [edit]

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Director:
Writers:
Denis Villeneuve (written by)
Wajdi Mouawad (play)
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Release Date:
12 January 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
The search began at the opening of their mother's will.
Plot:
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 36 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful and devastating See more (120 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Mustafa Kamel ... Barbier de la Milice / Officer Milice Chrétienne
Hussein Sami ... Nihad (5ans)

Rémy Girard ... Notaire Jean Lebel

Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin ... Jeanne Marwan
Maxim Gaudette ... Simon Marwan
Dominique Briand ... Professor Niv Cohen

Lubna Azabal ... Nawal Marwan
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 ... Secrétaire Université
Chaouki Charbel ... Professeur Université
Axel Garbi ... Universitaire #1
Amine Benzenine ... Universitaire #2
Joyce Raie ... Étudiante Journaliste
Celine Soulier ... Journaliste Française
Sumaya Al-Attia ... Rafqa (as Sumaya Attia)
Mohammad Rasheed Ajlouni ... Étudiant à Bout de Souffle
Nabil Koni ... Oncle Charbel
Laila Qutub ... Jeune Cousine de Nawal
Raja'a Hikma ... Tante de Nawal
Rand Faris ... Autre Cousine de Nawal
Hayef Majeed Mubarak ... Voisin
Sulwan Daoud ... Soldat Checkpoint #1
Nafeh Niam ... Soldat Checkpoint #2
Widad Shafago ... Demme à l'orphelinat
Baker Kabbani ... Vieux Berger
Basel Karim Hazem ... Conducteur Autobus
Jackie Sawiris ... Mére
Noura Waleed ... Fillette
Kamal Fanni ... Milicien #1
Abdallah Hweidi ... Milicien #2
Firas Fanni ... Milicien #3
Ramzi Fanni ... Milicien #4
Fadel Abdel Latif ... Épicier
Ali Hussein ... Ahmed
Zeinab Mohammad ... Jeunne Fille à la Porte
Rehab Hazim ... Fillette
Baraka Rahmani ... Samia
Yada Mahmoud ... Femme #1
Hadeel Hisham ... Femme #2
Hind Kamel ... Femme #3
Rasmeyeh Leftey ... Souha
Lara Atalla ... Femme en Colére #1
Sajida Hussein ... Femme en Colére #2
Raya Qaraein ... Femme en Colére #3 (as Raya Hamdan Qaraein)
Ahmad Srour ... Homme Masqué
Ali Elayan ... Chef de la Milice Chrétienne
Anton Atalla ... Assistant Chef de la Milice
Karim Shiyab ... Invité #1
Kamal Al Muhaisen ... Invité #2
Marwan Dudin ... Wajdi
Maria Mohammad ... Épiuse du Chief de la Milice
Zalfa Chelhot ... Nouchine
Michael Zananiri ... Milicien #5
Shadi Bishara Jou'aneh ... Milicien #6
Robert Auclair ... Barbierde la Prison
Belkacem Lahbairi ... Guide de la Prison
Nabil Sawalha ... Fahim
Camille Rizkallah ... Gardien de la Prison #1 (as Camille Rizkalla)
Abdelghani Ben Rafalia ... Gardien de la Prison #2
Abdelghafour Elaaziz ... Abou Tarek
Baya Belal ... Maika
Georges Khayat ... Gardien à la Riviére

Allen Altman ... Notaire Maddad
Christine Aubin Khalifah ... Infirmiére sons Palliatifs
Mohammad Sami ... Enfant décombres #1
Sam Jamal ... Enfant décombres #2
Jihad Hazem ... Enfant décombres #3
Ram Qabil ... Jeune Homme Décombres
Yousef Soufan ... Nihad (15 ans)
Yousef Shweihat ... Guide de Deressa (as Yousef Shuwayhat)
Jabar Risheq ... Hamid
Karim Babin ... Homme de Chamseddine #1
Adel Ladikani ... Homme de Chamseddine #2
Mher Karakashian ... Assistant de Chamseddine
Mohamed Majd ... Chamseddine
Aladeen Tawfeek ... Ami de Nihad
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Directed by
Denis Villeneuve 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne  script consultant
Wajdi Mouawad  play (as Wadji Mouawad)
Denis Villeneuve  written by

Produced by
Anthony Doncque .... co-producer
Luc Déry .... producer
Phoebe Greenberg .... associate producer
Penny Mancuso .... associate producer
Kim McCraw .... producer
Miléna Poylo .... co-producer
Gilles Sacuto .... co-producer
Ziad Touma .... associate producer
Stephen Traynor .... line producer
Sylvie Trudelle .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Grégoire Hetzel 
 
Cinematography by
André Turpin 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Dartonne 
 
Casting by
Constance Demontoy 
 
Production Design by
André-Line Beauparlant 
 
Set Decoration by
Rana Abboot 
Marie-Soleil Dénommé 
Amin Charif El Masri 
Philippe Lord 
 
Costume Design by
Sophie Lefebvre 
 
Makeup Department
André Duval .... key hair stylist
Nathalie Garon .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Andrew Cullen .... production manager
Erik Daniel .... post-production supervisor
Fuad Khalil .... production manager
Philippe Montel .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tamir Naber .... second second assistant director
Eric Parenteau .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Rime Al-Jabr .... scenic artist
Francis Back .... storyboard artist
Louis Cyr .... scenic technician
Muhannad Halawani .... painter
Sana'a Jaber .... prop maker
Samy Keilani .... construction coordinator
Karim Kheir .... set dresser
Marie-Claude L'Heureux .... art department coordinator
Marylène Samson .... assistant property master
Samir Zaidan .... scenic artist
Nasser Zoubi .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Sylvain Bellemare .... sound designer
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Séverin Engler .... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound re-recording mixer
Benoit Leduc .... adr recordist
Simon Meilleur .... foley artist
Jean Umansky .... sound engineer
Emmanuelle Villard .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Karim El Fassi .... special effects assistant
Sebastien Roussel .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Christophe Chabot-Blanchet .... compositor: Rodeo FX
Patrick David .... compositor: Rodeo FX
Guylaine Dutil .... visual effects producer
Ara Khanikian .... digital compositor: Rodeo FX
Thomas Montminy Brodeur .... compositor: Rodeo FX (as Thomas Brodeur)
Josiane O'Rourke .... visual effects coordinator: Rodeo FX
Vincent Poitras .... digital compositor: Rodeo FX
Mathieu Raynault .... visual effects supervisor: Rodeo FX
Moika Sabourin .... digital artist: Rodeo FX
Marc-Andre Samson .... lead matte painter
Lee Ann Simard .... visual effects production assistant: Rodeo FX
Laurent Spillemaecker .... digital compositor: Rodeo FX
Norbert Tissier .... digital artist: Rodeo FX
Benoit Touchette .... visual effects producer: Rodeo FX
 
Stunts
Yan Lecomte .... stunt performer
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunt coordinator
Steve Lucescu .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Aubin .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bertrand Calmeau .... still photographer: Canada Unit
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... electrician
Vanessa Dubé .... apprentice camera: Montreal
Denis Lamothe .... gaffer
Martin Lebel .... first assistant: "a" camera
Pierre Malo .... electrician
Denis-Noel Mostert .... b camera / steadicam operator
Ezz Isleem .... best boy grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lara Atalla .... casting
Christelle Dufour .... casting associate
Lucie Robitaille .... casting
Tristan Thibaudeau .... casting assistant: Montreal
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fikreyeh Abu Kheit .... seamstress
Jamila Aladdin .... costumer
Julie Amyot .... set costumer
Phaedra Dahdaleh .... assistant costumer
Karma Hijjawi .... costume buyer
Martin Tarte .... assistant costume designer
Madeleine Tremblay .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Edith Bellehumeur .... assistant editor
Eric Gaudry .... colorist
Guillaume Girard .... assistant editor (assistant editor)
Nicolae Ilies .... hd colorist
François Massé .... di editor
Charlotte Mazzinghi .... colorist
Maxime Roberge .... post-production assistant
Pierre Cadieux .... head of operations: Technicolor Montreal (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquie .... score coordinator
Benjamin Caillaud .... music editor
Chris Clad .... violin
Ben Foster .... orchestra leader
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Grégoire Hetzel .... orchestrator
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Josephine Knight .... musician: violincello
Sébastien Lépine .... music supervisor
Pascal Mayer .... score producer
Stéphane Reichart .... music scoring mixer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Mary Scully .... musician: contrabass
Lucy Whalley .... assistant orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Saleh Ataca .... driver
Omar Ayesh .... transportation captain
Nader Ayoub .... driver
Réal Hamel .... picture car coordinator
Ahmad Khader .... driver
Omar Mohammed .... driver
Yousef Mohammed .... driver
 
Other crew
Tarik Afifi .... production assistant
Ahmad Atawneh .... production assistant
Reem Bandak .... production coordinator
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Élaine Hébert .... production executive
Sarah Kaskas .... production assistant
Fuad Khalil .... location manager
Sébastien Moïse .... production assistant
Saeb Abul Ragheb .... assistant location manager
Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Francine Allaire .... thanks
Zoé Crabtree .... thanks
George David .... special thanks
Pierre Moreau .... thanks
Marie Sabbah .... thanks
Eric Tavitian .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong violence and language
Runtime:
139 min | Canada:130 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA (2011) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:12 | Japan:PG12 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:12 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46626)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Scenes set in Morocco give away their real location by the cars with Dubai number plates.See more »
Quotes:
Soldier/Security Guard:Good morning, beautiful.
Nawal Marwan:Good morning.
Soldier/Security Guard:You want to go out with us Thursday night?
Nawal Marwan:No.
Soldier/Security Guard:Friday?
Nawal Marwan:No.
Soldier/Security Guard:Saturday?
Nawal Marwan:No.
Soldier/Security Guard:[shouting] We are very patient!
Nawal Marwan:So am I.
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135 out of 205 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful and devastating, 7 September 2010
Author: lennyfromamsterdam from United States

I had the pleasure of attending a screening of Incendies at the Telluride film festival and was absolutely shattered by it. This meticulously crafted film was my favorite of the festival.

Stuff happens and you'll be like NO WAY and then the film goes even further and you'll be like WHOA OKAY WHAT and then even further and you'll be like OH MY GOD and then even further still and you'll be like HOW CAN THIS BE HAPPENING OH MY GOD PLEASE and then it'll just keep going even further and further and further and by the end of the film you'll just be a steamy, shattered mess like I was.

Characters and events throughout are depicted with the subtlety and prowess of a master filmmaker. I don't want to spoil anything, but there were numerous moments in the screening that I attended when the audience was vocally reacting to moments on screen that were extremely visceral and affecting.

Beautiful, powerful film.

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