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The Incident (2014)

El incidente (original title)
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Two parallel stories about characters trapped in illogical endless spaces: two brothers and a detective locked on an infinite staircase, and a family locked on an infinite road - for a very long time.


Isaac Ezban


Isaac Ezban
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Credited cast:
Raúl Méndez ... Marco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Magda Brugengheim Magda Brugengheim
Humberto Busto ... Carlos
Erick Trinidad Camacho Erick Trinidad Camacho ... Juan
Santiago Mendoza Cortes Santiago Mendoza Cortes ... Roberto (Age 10)
Adrián Ladrón de Guevara Adrián Ladrón de Guevara ... Groom
Enrique Mendoza Enrique Mendoza ... Raft instructor
Hernán Mendoza ... Roberto
Héctor Mendoza Héctor Mendoza
Paulina Montemayor Paulina Montemayor ... Camila
Marcos Moreno Marcos Moreno
Nailea Norvind ... Sandra
Fernando Álvarez Rebeil ... Oliver
Gabriel Santoyo ... Daniel
Leonel Tinajero Leonel Tinajero


Two parallel stories about characters trapped in illogical endless spaces: two brothers and a detective locked on an infinite staircase, and a family locked on an infinite road - for a very long time.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The only way out is to keep going.


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The first public screening of the film took place at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014, at the new section Blood Window Midnight Galas, designated for genre films only, but this didn't count as a world premiere, as it was an unfinished cut of the film (work in progress) and out of competition. The official world premiere took place at Fantastic Fest (Austin, Texas) on September 2014, where audiences and critics alike received it well. After that, the film had its Asian premiere at Busan International Film Festival, European premiere at Sitges: Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya, and Canadian premiere at VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival). Amazingly enough, it premiered in 3 continents (America, Asia and Europe) in exactly three weeks, one week for each continent. After that, the film had its Argentinian premiere at Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre, Australian premiere at Sydney's Fantastic Planet and then Melbourne International Film Festival on 2015, Mexican premiere at Los Cabos International Film Festival and then Morbido Film Fest, Colorado premiere at the Starz Denver Film Festival, Opening Night at Hermosillo International Film Festival, California premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and many more. As of December 20, 2014, the film has been in more then 15 international festivals, winning 9 awards. Shoreline Entertainment as acquired the international sales of the film, while Cine Canibal has acquired the film for theatrical distribution in Mexico, coming out in cinemas on April 2015. See more »


Roberto: We're lost on an infinite road that runs both ways... but not to the sides.
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Rushed ending but impressive work
26 March 2018 | by valentina-twoshedsSee all my reviews

The film is impressive: as all films that rely on great writing and acting, you are thrilled that your attention is constantly captivated. Human nature is displayed without explaining the obvious. Shots great and you are prepared for an ending you know is not going to be linear. And yet, some inconsistencies remain and are all rushed in all together at the end. Difficult to say without spoilering, but there is one story arch that leaves you puzzled despite the slightly overlong explanation provided, and combined with the rushed through shots of other resolutions it kind of defeats the explanation provided, which would have been otherwise fit just right and been perfectly satisfying. As a film that remains with you well after you've watched, it definitely deserves watching. Fantastic acting and great direction otherwise.

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Release Date:

10 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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