The Incident

Director: Isaac EzbanMexico 2014100 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Academy SalonSat. 26.09.201522:00German premiere

That is what it is about

In an apartment building: Two brothers are caught by a policeman, but when the cop wants to convict the dealers, there is a rumbling in the air... Somewhere on a country road: A family goes on holiday with their sick daughter, again this rumbling... From then on there is no way out - neither forward, nor back. Caught in an endless Möbius strip, there is only one thing left to do: go on and on until maybe one day something will change. But one existential question remains: Why?

What you should know

A tricky and unexpectedly dense play with the human psyche, filmed in wonderful images, best described as "LOST meets AND EVERY DAY THE MURMELTIER GREETS" still remains intangible. THE INCIDENT captures its audience with its idiosyncratic mix of sci-fi, horror film and mindfuck movie from the first minute and doesn't let go until its enigmatic ending. This Mexican bastard is exciting, different and an outstanding piece of genre cinema!
Original title: El Incidente
Rights holder: Shoreline Entertainment
Language: Original with English subtitles
Cast: Humberto Busto, Erick Trinidad Camacho, Hernán Mendoza
Film Festivals: Fantaspoa Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Morbido Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival


For fans of short films, the name Isaac Ezban is certainly a household name, as his unusually told stories have already made the festival rounds worldwide. COOKIE wowed audiences in Cannes and NASTY STUFF was shown at over 30 international festivals. THE INCIDENT is his first feature film. His pitch at Fantastic Fest was already honoured by Elijah Wood and Robert Rodriguez. Ezban is currently working on his third feature film LOS PARECIDOS.
The Incident, Director

Audience Award

The Incident was voted 2nd place (3.6 points) in the Perspective category by our audience at the HARD:LINE Festival 2015.

The evaluation was based on a five-point system (1 = Nope!, 5 = Yeah!).

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