By Denis Villeneuve

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2011-04-22
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Production Company: TS Productions
  • Production Country: Canada, France
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 670 Ratings


In the highly-acclaimed suspense thriller Incendies, a mother's dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading of their mother's will, twins Jeanne and Simon are given instructions to locate the father they believed was dead and the brother neither knew existed. They travel to the Middle East, to piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world only to make a shocking discovery.




  • an intense and painful journey

    By Mrmattmaler
    I almost turned this off about four times, it was just difficult to watch and I felt really tired by the time I turned it on - rental was set to expire. But I am really glad I stayed with it. I am trying to catch up with Denis Villeneuve's work, and this is really intense and gritty and realistic, and very hard to say I 'enjoyed' it ... you'll see what I mean. But it is in the end so well made, it earns the 5 Stars hands down. Wonderful work by unknown actors, very compelling story, and yes - what can one expect in a world trashed by war where morals and minds are wrecked by events and painful decisions made on a daily basis.
  • You Will Not See Where This Is Going!! Mind Boggling.

    By Tranque
    Although the pace is slow throughout, it is do compelling you're totally invested at every point in this movie. Some reviews complain about the lack of accuracy or an insensitivity to the geo-political aspect of this film. I say no film is detailed enough or long enough to even begin to do that the justice it deserves. Nor is that the point of this film I don't think. Just sit back and enjoy an incredibly engaging storyline.
  • Accurate & amazing

    By tarek307
    This movie is a must see...suspenseful and historically accurate- the atrocities committed by the Christian & Muslim Lebanese to each other were brutal in this time- Basically the conflict started because Israel occupied Palestine & the Palestinians lived in refugee camps in Lebanon- They started attacking Israel from there and also causing problems for the Lebanese/ The Lebanese nationalists wanted the Palestinians out/ but the Muslim Lebanese sympathized w the Palestinians and this is where the civil war started/ Both sides were brutal and it wasn't just Muslim CS Christian- The Christian militias and Muslim militias internally slaughtered each other as well...
  • Incendies

    By Mybabychanel
    Quite touching! One of the best movies ever!
  • Make it a rental!

    I'd love to see this movie again but I need a rental which seems to have disappeared.
  • A great movie - But at times excruciating

    By Ebc7171
    really great movie at times it is very difficult to watch.
  • Great movie

    By Great_katelee
    I cried a lot while watching this movie. It's so so sad story but great.
  • incendies

    By scwatcher
    This movie is so violent and disturbing that it is impossible to enjoy.
  • WHOA!!

    By Ritamix
    Wow, what a plot! This movie was well written, well directed and well edited. I'm a skeptic at heart, but this movie was well worth that rental fee!! GET IT!
  • Speechless

    By janjamm
    The strength of this film is that it is excruciatingly real. The setting is almost a character in itself. Some of the director's choices are just brilliant. Amazing choices. The performances are genuinely moving. They allow us to enter fully into the experience of loss as well as great acts of courage. The contrast of the fierce and fragile helps this film to excel as a film of importance. The lesson, for me, is that in the midst of terror and madness, acts of courage and grace survive. A tough and important film.