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|Michelle Williams||Young Mother|
|Ewan McGregor||Jasper Black|
|Matthew MacFadyen||Terrence Butcher|
|Sidney Johnston||The Boy|
|Usman Khokhar||The Bomber's Son|
|Sasha Behar||The Bomber's Wife|
|Edward Hughes||Danny Walsh|
|Al Hunter Ashton||male survivor|
|Benjamin Wilkin||young policeman|
|Robin Berry||dazed supporter|
|Mercy Ojelade||Nurse Mena|
|Joe Marshall||Gary, VT Man|
|Nicholas Courtney||Archbishop of Canterbury|
|Sharon Maguire||Director, Screenwriter|
|Maurice Allen||Associate Producer|
|Chris Lowe||Art Director|
|Stephanie Collie||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Yvonne Duckett||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Philip Erdoes||Executive Producer|
|Simon Fawcett||Executive Producer|
|Rebby Gregg||Associate Producer|
|Daria Jovicic||Executive Producer|
|Barrington Pheloung||Score Composer|
|Kave Quinn||Production Designer|
|Tessa Ross||Executive Producer|
|Shigeru Umebayashi||Score Composer|
|Alexandra Walker||Art Director|
|Alexander Walker||Art Director|
Posted October 1, 2010
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"Incendiary" is not only a unique and wonderful story, its captivating!
I'm happy to see at least a few good reviews here, because the movie does'nt seem to be that well known, yet.
While on vacation I rented a slew of movies, "Reservation Road", "Defiance", "He's Just Not That Into You", "Doubt" along with "Incendiary". All those other movies were good, but they were exactly what I was expecting them to be. "Incendiary" was one of the last movies I watched and it turned out to be the best. In fact it was one of the best movies I've seen in awhile and I watch alot of movies.
I wasn't completely sold on Michele Willams, but Ewan McGregor drew me in and his role ended up being a rather small one. It's a great movie with alot of heart and raw emotion in it, Michelle Williams is the main focus of the movie and she doesn't disappoint.
This is another one of those movies that has a slow build up and it just keeps building up until the climax.
"Incendiary" is based off the book by Chris Cleave, which was originally released right around or on the same day as the July 7th, 2005 London subway terrorist attacks.
Highly recommended movie!!
Posted October 1, 2010
INCENDIARY comes as a surprise release on DVD: did it even have a theatrical release? Based on a book by Chris Cleave and adapted for the screen by director Sharon Maguire, this little film is notable on many levels. First, the story is another look at the topic of terrorism, revealing the effects of these senseless catastrophes much like America's 9/11 tragedy on all players - the survivors of the victims, the survivors of the perpetrators, and the way so much of life changes in the wake of explosive surprises and the strength to survive in the aftermath of these traumas.
A Young Mother (an astonishingly fine performance by Michelle Williams) opens the film with thoughts and demonstrations of the love she holds for her young son (Sidney Johnson) while she copes with the too frequent absences of her husband Lenny (Nicholas Gleaves): Lenny is part of London's Anti-terrorism division of the police force. The feeling of unfulfilled desires by this isolated young woman are magnified as she watches her newspaper reporter neighbor Jasper Black (Ewan McEwan) across the street escorting yet another tipsy dolly into his apartment. Lenny leaves, the mother lovingly puts her son to bed, then she goes out to a bar where she encounters none other than Jasper trying to tempt her to his lair. The needy mother submits to Jasper's intentions and in a brief moment of desire succumbs to her physical needs.
Another day passes and as Lenny and their son depart for the soccer game, the mother is again willingly seduced by Jasper, only to have their consignation interrupted by an explosion at the stadium where Lenny and her son are watching the game. The guilt-ridden adulterous mother flees to the stadium where she is injured attempting to find her family. Now hospitalized with injuries she faces visits from Jasper as well as from her husband's co-worker Terrance (Matthew Macfadyen). Once released form the hospital she discovers the withheld name and picture of one of the suicide bombers responsible for the attack and deaths - and she learns that the bomber was a suspect being watched by Terrance who could possibly have prevented her loss. She learns the name of the suicide bomber's family, meets the bomber's son (Usman Khokhar) and wife (Sasha Behar) and eventually allows herself to meet them. The consequences of all of this information and chance meetings and the afterburn of her association with Jasper and Terrance (both of whom profess love for her) make for a startling ending, but an ending that for once helps us understand the psychology of our current world of terrorism threat and the need to heal and move on.
The performances are excellent, with special attention paid to the gifts of Michelle Williams whose perfect British accent will be a surprise to most viewers: this is a career altering role for her. The film develops slowly, deals with a lot of internal dialog, but in the end the effect is one of powerful impact. Highly recommended. Grady Harp
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