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Incendies also known as “Mesa apo tis floges”

MPAA Rating: R for some strong violence and language.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Drama
Length:
2 hr. 10 min.
Year of Release:
2010
USA Release:
September 4, 2010 (festival)
April 22, 2011 (limited)
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Relevant Issues
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twins

Middle East

family relationships

death in the Bible

mother daughter relationship

mother son relationship

brother sister relationship

deep-rooted hatred

never-ending wars

enduring love

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

Does God feel our pain? Answer

ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

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Featuring: Lubna Azabal—Nawal Marwan
Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin—Jeanne Marwan
Maxim Gaudette—Simon Marwan
Rémy Girard—Notary Jean Lebel
Abdelghafour Elaaziz—Abou Tarek
Allen Altman—Notary Maddad
Mohamed Majd—Chamseddine
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Director: Denis Villeneuve
Producer: TS Productions (Paris, France), micro_scope, Luc Déry—producer, Anthony Doncque—co-producer, more »
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A mother’s last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.”

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