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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?


At the beginning of the road segment, when the characters are introduced (the family in the house, ready to leave for their trip), Daniel is playing the piano, while his mother Sandra enters de house and tells him "Here's the film you wanted me to rent, now pack your stuff and get ready to leave". The film Sandra shows Daniel (a VHS film, as this segment is supposed to take place in the 80s) is actually a VHS box with the cover of "Nasty Stuff" (Isaac Ezban's previous short film, released in 2010). Although Ezban likes to make a lot of references and homages in his films, this was not his idea at all. Originally, this cameo of "Nasty Stuff" was the idea of actress Nailea Norvind (who plays Sandra), and, since she came up with that idea only 30 minutes before shooting that scene, producer designer Adelle Achar had to improvise to get that "Nasty Stuff" cover on a VHS box very fast. See more »

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Yes paid reviews. Yes pretentious and terrible.
16 February 2017 | by hoytyhoytySee all my reviews

I am a better author than the people who wrote El Incidente.

And I say that not with arrogance, but with 100% confidence.

They made a fundamental mistake, or attempted a fundamental and cruel piece of con-artistry:

They did not start writing the script until they had begun filming.

There is no story. It turns into such a pile of waffle and gets so bogged down that we have to endure nearly ten minutes - Ten. Minutes. - of some idiot whining on and cut-flashes to try and 'explain' what is going on.

And at that point the film still has half an hour to go! Now that's hell, a hell all too similar to the two infinite-loop hells portrayed in here.

I wouldn't have bothered logging in and blasting this vile piece of rubbish, except it committed the one, UNFORGIVABLE sin:

It led me on.

At one point I was actually fascinated, watching how the two sets of victims managed their lives stuck in their own hamster-wheels ... with rules that made no sense and kept changing as the script-writers felt like changing them ... and then El Splat happened.

I missed an hour of sleep because I sat up to watch this piece of dross. It's not getting away with that.

All the positive reviews here are hired ones, the film is terrible. It is not only bad - badly acted, semi-OK cinematography, jarring cuts and annoying music - it is unoriginal and thinks it's clever. It isn't, at all.

Hoping and wishing it was a painful financial and credibility loss for all involved.




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