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Has anyone seen the film 'Incendies'?

  • 29-07-2011 5:58pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 296 ✭✭ looky loo


    Incendies is a foreign film, would highly recommend it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,749 ✭✭✭✭ bnt


    It might help if you said a bit more about why you liked it. This is a forum for discussion, after all. I saw it. Didn't like it. :rolleyes:

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,464 ✭✭✭ e_e


    Saw it at JDIFF and was kinda disappointed. The film builds up to this big revelation moment and when it arrives it requires an insane amount of suspension of disbelief, so much so that it almost spoils the rest of it.

    Reminds me of the problem I had with Babel, in that it requires (to move the plot forward) complete coincidences bringing characters in different parts of the world together. But this is just imo of course, I was really pumped up too because the film opens with one of my favorite songs.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,210 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    Yeah wasn't Wowed either. Pretty overblown for the most part. My biggest problem was that the characters were just too uninteresting to invest in. Motivations were inconsistent. It's not an awful film, but it's a fairly bland one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 296 ✭✭ looky loo


    I thought it was a very moving film, sad and the ending had me shaking my head for ages afterwards, but each to their own I suppose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    going through top movie lists, I've watched over a hundred films recently the I skipped Oldboy because after hearing a lot of the plot I don't like violence and contrived perversion for "Arts" sake, then knowing nothing about it, I watch this :/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 381 ✭✭ camz09


    One of my favourite "foreign" film. Denis Villeneuve's best, imo. The "twist" was so shocking I can't get the story and lots of the imagery out of my head for days and I still think about this film a lot, I can't explain it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,531 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    camz09 wrote: »
    One of my favourite "foreign" film. Denis Villeneuve's best, imo. The "twist" was so shocking I can't get the story and lots of the imagery out of my head for days and I still think about this film a lot, I can't explain it.
    Similarly with "The Secret in Their Eyes".


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Thought that "incendies" was pretty compelling

    I'd put it just slightly above that Argentinian movie mentioned.


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