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Denis Villeneuve's Incendies Review: Meticulously well crafted, hard hitting mystery drama on Prime Video

Incendies proves not only oscar won movies, but the nominees are also something which cannot be missed. You will be shocked, crying, tense, angry and all other emotions for two hours. Denis Villeneuve gave his best.


Incendies (2010)

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: Denis Villeneuve, Wajdi Mouawad.
Actors: Lubna Azabal, Melissa, Maxim Gaudette

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One line movie summary Incendies

Mother has died, and her children are trying to fulfill her last wishes only to discover some dark secrets attached to her past.

Denis Villeneuve's Incendies Plot (Prime Video)

Incendies follows a non-direct plot that traverses two ages. In the current day, Jeanne and Simon are twins who have lost their mom, Nawal. Nawal has specified in her 'will' that Jeanne and Simon must restore an envelope to the sibling they didn't know existed who is presently living in an anecdotal Middle Eastern nation. At exactly that point can the twins give Nawal a legitimate burial to their mom. Jeanne feels committed to restoring the letter, so she goes to the Middle East, just to understand a portion of Nawal's nastiest mysteries. As Jeanne reveals more about Nawal, the viewer is indicated Nawal's story. The film develops to an exceptional closure that makes certain to shake any of us. Watch on Prime Video

Review Incendies (Denis Villeneuve)

Okay, I will start like this: The best film of Denis Villeneuve till today. Villeneuve has made a film that relies on great filmmaking to impact the viewer. Ideally, Incendies will be associated with years to come as the splendid film that brought forth the incredible notoriety of Denis Villeneuve. It is ironic that one of the best films about the Middle East conflict, and specifically the tragic civil war in Lebanon, should be made by a Canadian filmmaker. 


With clearing cinematography that is painfully wonderful to look at, perhaps the best scene includes the severe, cutthroat mass homicide where criminals splash endless of rounds into a stuffed transport bus, finishing in that shot of a consuming transport covered in thick dark smoke against an unending sandy condition. From the lead ones to the side characters each of them was at their best in acting.

This film is totally persuading. It has extreme pictures and words and has a slow beautiful pace and tense air. The film starts exceptionally quiet however the pressure raises quick and you truly feel increasing more with the shocking characters. This film makes you cry, it drives you crazy, it stuns you. This is the best example of how to make a quite shocking movie with almost no blood, and no graphic scenes, just a great story.

Who should watch Incendies movie?

  • Denis Villeneuve's Incendies takes its time to increase its intensity with accurate detailing, so if you are a watcher of slow pace movies this one is for you.
  • Incendies is set on the background of the war in the middle east, it doesn't matter if you are not a history lover you won't be disappointed.
  • Incendies is a beautifully shot movie, the scenery, the scores, most engaging screenplay and a story I bet you haven't heard before. If you love small delicate details, this is a fil you will enjoy the most.
  • Subtitles are not up to the mark, but that doesn't matter because the movie is at its best while it is silent. 
  • If will be hard to watch a film with many OMG moments, not a family movie and not for light-hearted ones too. Available on Prime Video.

This movie will haunt you for days, as such is the impact created by Denis and the co-workers.

Release date: January 12 2011
Language: French and Arabic
Genre: Drama, Mystery, war

Notary Jean Lebel:
Death is never the end of the story. It always leaves tracks.

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