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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.


Sci-Fi | Thriller


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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Music composer Edy Lan used Michael Giacchino (composer of "Lost" and almost everything done by JJ Abrams) as one of his main inspiration for the music score (Giacchino is one of the favorites of both Lan and Ezban, who both love and admire how his music can be immensely creepy and effectively touching at the same time). Other references for the score of this film included composers like John Williams, Bernard Herrman, Hans Zimmer and Tom Tykwer. The music was recorded in Prague with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, and then mixed in L.A. at the Afterhours Studios. As Isaac Ezban as always stated that he's a big fan of music in film, and as he believed this story needed a great epic music, the music was one of the departments of this film that got more budget and time. See more »

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A must watch, don't miss it!!
6 October 2015 | by doomsday-75066See all my reviews

It's not very often, that one finds such a rare gem hidden among the pile of films that flood the festival circuit, especially one in this specific genre. After his debut with "Nasty Things", a short that surprised audiences all over the globe, Ezban manages to put together a cohesive, tightly packed piece of science fiction cinema, the likes of which we have barely ever seen executed effectively. Not since the 60s and 70s in TV serials such as the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits, has one found a film that manages to stand and deliver the kicks necessary to make this type of story-line function in all the right ways. The direction is sublime for such a young newcomer, and to my surprise, here, his style works to perfection. It is clear that Ezban is not afraid to shock his audience and go where many don't dare to, which is something that is dearly needed and appreciated in the business. The moody atmosphere is brought together by great cinematography and a simple musical score that in this case, is exactly what is needed to put everything together and make it all work. Overall, to my surprise, the acting is quite decent even among the younger cast. Truly, a great display of creativity. The Incident is a flick that is not to be missed, and I'll be looking forward to Ezban's next production with interest.

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