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Incendies  

Cast

Nawal Marwan: Lubna Azabal
Jeanne Marwan: Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin
Simon Marwan: Maxim Gaudette
Notary Jean Lebel: Remy Girard
Abou Tarek: Abdelghafour Elaaziz
Review April 2011

After a successful awards run that included an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Incendies finally makes its way to American theaters this week. The French word for "scorched," Incendies is a story about two siblings who discover upon the death of their mother that their father is still alive and that they have a long lost brother too, both living in the Middle East. As a result of this unexpected news, the siblings decide to reconnect with their roots, a journey that takes them down a dangerous road filled with unforeseen acts of hatred and love. Unraveling like a tragic detective story, Incendies is both an intimate family drama and sociopolitical thriller. Flashing backwards and forwards through time, the film includes enough emotional firepower and startling revelations to keep you guessing at every turn.



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