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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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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 15 nominations.
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Cast

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Mustafa Kamel ...
Barbier de la Milice / Officer Milice Chrétienne
Hussein Sami ...
Nihad (5ans)
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Notaire Jean Lebel
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Jeanne Marwan
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Simon Marwan
Dominique Briand ...
Professor Niv Cohen
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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
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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
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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
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Ami de Nihad
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Patient (uncredited)

Directed by

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Denis Villeneuve

Written by

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Denis Villeneuve ... (scenario)
 
Wajdi Mouawad ... (play)
 
Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne ... (collaboration)
 
Denis Villeneuve ... (dialogue)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Grégoire Hetzel

Cinematography by

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André Turpin

Film Editing by

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Monique Dartonne

Editorial Department

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Edith Bellehumeur ... assistant editor
Josiane Fradette ... post-production manager: Vision Globale
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)

Casting By

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Constance Demontoy

Production Design by

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André-Line Beauparlant

Set Decoration by

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Rana Abboot
Marie-Soleil Dénommé
Amin Charif El Masri
Philippe Lord

Costume Design by

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Sophie Lefebvre

Makeup Department

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Caroline Aquin ... special makeup effects artist
André Duval ... key hair stylist
Nathalie Garon ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Andrew Cullen ... production manager
Erik Daniel ... post-production supervisor
Fuad Khalil ... production manager
Philippe Montel ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tamir Naber ... second second assistant director
Eric Parenteau ... first assistant director

Art Department

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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
Bruno Lahaye ... props
Marylène Samson ... assistant property master
Samir Zaidan ... scenic artist
Nasser Zoubi ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Sylvain Bellemare ... sound designer/sound supervisor
Jo Caron ... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Séverin Engler ... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Laforce ... re-recording mixer
Benoit Leduc ... adr recordist
Simon Meilleur ... foley artist
Jean Umansky ... sound engineer
Emmanuelle Villard ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Louis Craig ... special effects supervisor
Karim El Fassi ... special effects assistant
Sebastien Roussel ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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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

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Yan Lecomte ... stunt performer
Stéphane Lefebvre ... stunt coordinator
Steve Lucescu ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Faisal Alabdaly ... best boy grip (as Faisal Alabdali)
Eric Aubin ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bertrand Calmeau ... still photographer: Canada Unit
Daniel Chrétien Jr. ... electrician
Vanessa Dubé ... apprentice camera: Montreal
Joseph Kfoury ... second assistant camera
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

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Lara Atalla ... casting
Christelle Dufour ... casting associate
Lucie Robitaille ... casting
Tristan Thibaudeau ... casting assistant: Montreal

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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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

Location Management

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Patricia Durocher ... location manager
Fuad Khalil ... location manager
Saeb Abul Ragheb ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Jean-Pierre Arquié ... score coordinator (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Benjamin Caillaud ... music editor
Chris Clad ... violin
Ben Foster ... orchestra leader
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Loïc Guilloux ... composer: additional music
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

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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

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Tarik Afifi ... production assistant
Ahmad Atawneh ... production assistant
Reem Bandak ... production coordinator
Jim Dobson ... publicist
Jean-Francois Hall ... figurant
Alia Hatough ... production secretary
Élaine Hébert ... production executive
Sarah Kaskas ... production assistant
Valerie Milot ... production assistant
Sébastien Moïse ... production assistant
Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette ... production assistant

Thanks

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Francine Allaire ... thanks
Zoé Crabtree ... thanks
George David ... special thanks
Pierre Moreau ... thanks
Marie Sabbah ... thanks
Eric Tavitian ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The search began at the opening of their mother's will. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Die Frau die singt - Incendies (Germany)
  • Incendios (Spain)
  • Incendis (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Nawals hemmelighet - Incendies (Norway)
  • Μέσα από τις φλόγες (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 131 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,800,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Canada CAD177,910, 19 Sep 2010
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $12,597,210

Did You Know?

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Trivia "Incendies" is French for conflagrations (or fires), but the film kept its French title in many countries, including the USA. In many countries, the title translates to "Incendies - The Woman who Sings". See more »
Goofs Scenes set in Lebanon give away their real location by the cars with Jordanian number plates. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #7.83 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks You and Whose Army? See more »
Crazy Credits 'Mr. Leonard Cohen I need your help, please call me." - Denis Villeneuve See more »
Quotes Simon Marwan: One plus one, does it make one? It comes from Tarkovsky's Nostalghia.
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