Scorched Scorched Trailer
Denis Villeneuve



Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Main Cast: Maxim Gaudette, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Lubna Azabal
  • Soundtrack: Grégoire Hetzel
  • Cinematography: André Turpin
  • Screenplay: Denis Villeneuve, Wajdi Mouawad, Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne

Original Title: Incendies

  • Cinema Premiere: September 4, 2010

What do the critics think?


8 reviews of Scorched (2011)

  • 1. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10

    In "Scorched", revenge, pain and survival have great significance. - Eva Af Geijerstam

    Swedish: Revenge and mysticism in the wake of war

  • 2. SVT
    8 / 10

    A very engaging and well-acted portrayal of some life destinies in war, which is made even stronger by dramatic twists and that you never know where and when you are. - Jerker Peterson

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  • 3. Ciné
    8 / 10

    With "Scorched", he makes all the pieces fall into place and creates a film that is simultaneously entertaining, popcorn-thrilling, contemplative, poetic, intelligently discursive, and blazingly critical. - Martin Memet Könick

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  • 4. Moviezine
    6 / 10

    The human tragedies hit the heart and the violence is felt in the stomach. It is a powerful and important film about the world and the cultural clashes that lead to the horrific violence against innocent people and children. - Andreas Samuelson

    Swedish: Shakes more than it touches

  • 5. Nöjesguiden
    5 / 10

    It's written in a convoluted way but you get drawn in deeply. I shudder with discomfort, pout and become angry over morbid injustices. - Kristoffer Viita

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  • 6. Expressen
    No Rating

    A film important to watch – and impossible to forget. - Bernt Eklund

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  • 7. Sveriges Radio
    No Rating

    Violent scenes succeed each other and the story rushes forward at a furious pace, as if to avoid feeling, towards a forgiveness that doesn't feel real. - Hedvig Weibull

    Swedish: Nawal's secret is lost in the pursuit of effects

  • 8. Svenska Dagbladet
    No Rating

    A powerful and gripping story of two young people's journey to find their roots.

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Scorched has earned a total of 6 788 659 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).