• R
  • 2h 10m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh93%
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In the highly-acclaimed suspense thriller Incendies, a mother's dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading of their mother's will, twins Jeanne and Simon are given instructions to locate the father they believed was dead and the brother neither knew existed. They travel to the Middle East, to piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world only to make a shocking discovery.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: It's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before Incendies' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact.
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm

It isn't easy to open out a well-respected stage play without losing a lot of its bite and subtlet...

June 22, 2017
Peter Bradshaw

It is not really believable, and yet if it is not taken literally, but as a cinematic prose-poem,...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Josh Winning

Elemental and expertly directed, Nawal's story haunts long after the credits have rolled.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
David Jenkins

A strong film based on a weak story.

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

It's a powerful, disturbing film. May there be a day when such works seem less relevant.

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:January 12, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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