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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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On pre-production, the typical casting process was not followed. Director Isaac Ezban choose several actors he had always wanted to work with after seeing them in other Mexican films (he liked Raul Méndez from "Matando Cabos" and "KM 31", Nailea Norvind from "The Other Family" and many theater plays, Hernan Mendoza from "After Lucia", Humberto Busto from "Amores Perros", "Morirse en Domingo" and "Depositarios", and Fernando Alvarez Rebeil from "The Tears"), he even wrote the screenplay thinking about them for their specific roles, and when he needed to cast them, he managed to get their emails from directors that had previously worked with them and he just sent them the screenplay. He was lucky they all liked the original and innovative screenplay and decided to take part on it. For the actors who appear on the second half of the film, a more traditional casting process had to be approached, through agencies and managers, and looking for very specific physical characteristics. See more »

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A theater of the absurd, where time suspends, as several characters in intertwining stories get trapped in their inevitable fates...to fall into the same traps...
27 October 2014 | by michelleprumSee all my reviews

A stunning debut by Mexican writer and director Isaac Ezban, "The Incident", is a mind-boggling, mind-blowing sci-fi thriller, that in a very unique and elegant manner, presents us with an endearing glimpse into the most profound depths of our all-too humane existence... timeless mazes of our recurring patterns and the very roots of our uttermost mistakes and inevitable realizations. However, by no means should you let such complex, and sometimes even terrifying doubts and uncertainties that do in fact pursue us day and night, stop you from watching this powerful film that graces the big screen with hypnotic imagery and a custom-made soundtrack, that shelters each and every single moment and emotion evoked throughout the entire film. Highly insightful, yet enchanting as well, this story challenges the viewer, without saturating the senses. As crude and real, as it is fascinating and creative; impossible not to relate entirely to each and every one of the characters, this film leaves us wondering how it is that we as humans function in society? How do we relate to each other, and to our lives in general? What are the actual drives and motives for each and every one of our actions, and how do they relate to our overall place in time and space and civilization. Yes, it has everything one should expect to find in any and all classic and legendary sci-fi films, but from the fresh and renovated view of this brilliant young writer, that re-boosts our understanding of science fiction, bringing fiction and reality frighteningly close to each other, leaving it up to each and every one of us, to find the answers we seek, once we learn to understand and appreciate the weight and value of every moment and decision we take, and follow through…the only way out is to keep going. DO NOT miss out on this film… a rising star!

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