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Oscar®Oscar® Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film


also known as “Mesa apo tis floges”
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for some strong violence and language.
not reviewed
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Primary Audience:
2 hr. 10 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
September 4, 2010 (festival)
April 22, 2011 (limited)
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Relevant Issues
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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

Is Jesus Christ the answer to your questions?
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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, See all »
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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