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El incidente (2014)

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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.

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The only way out is to keep going.


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Release Date:

10 September 2015 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incident See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Producer Salomon Askenazi had the idea of having the characters drop an object in the staircase and then see it coming back from the top (he suggested this could happen with a soda can), but Ezban thought this might look too funny and would look like parody of the idea behind the film, and said "I ratter have the audiences imagine what would happen if a character drops something down, then to actually see it". However, on the third day of shooting, while having breakfast with actors Raúl Méndez and Humberto Busto, Ezban recalled this discussion and shared it with them. Both actors were very excited to shoot that scene and they ended up convincing Ezban to accept it, and that was the origin of the scene of Marco dropping the keychain (a scene that was improvised and only planed that day). Ezban then said it was one of his favorite sequences in the film and that it had teached him a lesson on how "Directing is listening". Askenazi then joked with Ezban: "You never listen to your producers, but you do listen to your actors". See more »

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24 March 2017 | by mat123-1See all my reviews

I cannot understand the negative reviews. Acting? Photography? Really? Is that your serious concern about this awesome piece of art? This is not a film to watch worried about technique, nor about entertainment. This is a movie to think, to be surprised and intrigued. Its a huge mindf**k puzzle, in an intense and crazy parallel dimension - at the real world. A sci-fi without space ships, just regular persons and regular scenery, through a very not regular story.

Do yourself a favor and watch this film without trying to be an egocentric movie critic, but a true fan of art and different angles. Then you can go back to your comfortable "I saw this already" kind of movie. And no, nobody is paying me a penny to review it. Believe me, I work at a quality control enterprise for video-on-demand platforms, I watch all kinds of movies everyday, but this stands out.

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