|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Lubna Azabal, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Remy Girard|
|Genres:||Drama - General, World Cinema - Korean|
|Studio:||SHOWBOX MEDIA GROUP LTD|
|Collections:||September - World Cinema|
|Run time:||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Sep 2011|
|Main languages:||French, Arabic|
Most helpful review
Harrowingly brilliant!By SamRead (5 reviews) , 22 Jul 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]At times, this film is deeply disturbing and harrowing - but it is worth seeing it through as it takes a twist that left my partner and I with goosebumps (and her in tears). The power of this film is in its amazing film direction, brilliant acting and its realism. We saw this in the Derby Quad cinema and you could have heard a pin drop at the end. Gripping - but not one to watch if you want a light-hearted, fun night out!
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Fantastic FilmBy Zosh (3 reviews) , 12 Apr 2013An exceptional film; harrowing, moving and extremely well made with characters that are compelling. The story leads you into terrain that is uncomfortable, but ultimately deeply human and forces you to confront base morality. I agree with other reviewers that it is disturbing, but would argue it is worth watching something this well made as the film is so thought provoking and will stay with you long after you've finished watching it.
My Review - IncendiesBy DaddyTank (203 reviews) from Ulan Bator , 03 Apr 2013Another solid recommendation. Ordinarily I wouldn't watch family drama stuff but the denouement of this is like a bomb going off in your brain. It took me about 5 minutes to process what had happened but when you get it its disturbing stuff but this is amazing film making.
A MasterpieceBy Iggi_1 (109 reviews) , 15 Mar 2013Absolutely brilliant film: Every actor from bit-part to central role delivers convincingly. The style is almost documentary at times which adds to the realism. A harrowing, tragic tale that covers a lot of ground.
Best film I've seen in a long timeBy Mokky (8 reviews) , 07 Mar 2013Oh this simply blew me away, a marvellously engaging film, I couldn't take my eyes off it, and the denouement is truly astounding and unexpected. It made me realise how lucky we in the West are to mostly only worry about the price of petrol, the odd bit of horsemeat in our burgers, and the meaning of life. But if you live in a war zone, life can be so fragile. Director Denis Villeneuve did a great job in creating this film from Wajdi Mouawad's play 'Scorched' - and the film is rightly considered by the New York Times as one of the 10 best films of 2011. I recently watched 'The Kite Runner' about Afghanistan, another terrifically moving film, which gave me plenty to think about as did 'Incendies'.
Unusually excellentBy Chak (7 reviews) , 02 Mar 2013I picked this film on a whim not really paying that much attention to what it was about. I was rewarded with a film that is as good as I've seen in recent years. Set on two continents, different time frames but mostly against the backdrop of the lebanese war the film is powerful but always remains a human interest story, which is a strength. At times violent but its realistic violence and not Hollywood crash bang wallop. Never fails to hold the viewers interest nor falls into preaching or pathos. Superbly shot as well with some beautiful landscapes. A rare excellent film that shows you don't need 100 million, stars and wisecracks to make excellent viewing. I can't fault this film and its not often I can say that.