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Genre Drama
Running Time 130 min
Release Date Apr 22, 2011
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When notary Lebel (Rémy Girard) sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) to read them their mother's will Nawal (Lubna Azabal), the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes - one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed. With Lebel's help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate forever marked by war and hatred as well as the courage of… Show more

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May 13, 2011 - Boston.com - Ty Burr/Globe Staf

A mystery, a melodrama, a prison film, and a love story, “Incendies’’ is foremost a scream of rage at a society destroyed by religion and by men. It opens with one of the most haunting images in recent movies — haunting because it’s already at the back of our nightmares — of a young Arab boy having his head shaved in preparation for holy war, the camera tracking in on his unflinching eye, a Radiohead song howling on the soundtrack. It’s a contest of wills to see who will blink first, him or us.

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