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SPOILER IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH!
I feel upset after having watched Incendies.
Trying to figure out what the film's message is, I come to the conclusion that it tries to show what kind of suffering and tragedy a war or civil conflict can inflict on a person and her or his family.
Is it a real story? Anyone who knows some history of the Middle-East will recognise Lebanon as Nawal Marwan's war ridden homeland; they might also remember the historical figure of Souha Bechara who tried to assassinate a general of the South Lebanon Army in 1988 and whose story is loosely weaved into the film. On that basis some viewers might believe the film tells a true story - it… Read more