The Incident

de Alexandre Courtès


George, Max and Ricky are in a band. Like so many other musicians, they have to combine their passion with other jobs that allow them to pay the rent. Working as cooks at a maximum security psychiatric center didn’t seem like a bad idea: they could work together, it left them time to practice, the center’s security guaranteed minimum contact with inmates... Until one night, when an intense thunderstorm knocks out all the electricity in the building, deactivating all of the security measures. The three friends get trapped in the kitchen, with no barriers separating them from the mentally disturbed, who have now become a violent, out of control mob. Physical and virulent, The Incident turns the fear of others into a high-tension thriller.


Alexandre Courtès

After studying at Penninghen, one of the most prestigious graphic design schools in Europe, he began to collaborate with bands from the French scene like Air or Daft Punk. He soon took the big leap to the international panorama, directing videos for The White Stripes or U2. The Incident is his first feature-length film.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Midnight X-Treme
Original language: English