Exils (2004)

Exils

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Zano and his companion Naima travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee. Enamored with their freedom, they let the time slip by, intoxicated by the Andalusia's sensuality, before they finally decide to cross the Mediterranean, reconstructing in reverse the path of the exile and ending their travels with the promise of recapturing themselves.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Gatlif
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 28, 2006
Runtime:
Pyramide Distribution - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Exils

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Overall, pic works well as a road movie, swinging and easy for the most part but gaining a certain gravitas in its later stretches.

Full Review… | July 15, 2005
Variety
Top Critic

Through facial expression, gesture and deed, Gatlif manages to coax such a deep humanity out of his characters' situations that dialogue becomes superfluous.

Full Review… | July 15, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

We don't get much in the way of witty dialogue or character development, but the choice shots of clammy skin, tousled hair, odd scars and bad weather evoke an engaging story just the same.

Full Review… | July 15, 2005
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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quite a trip

Full Review… | November 18, 2007
Filmcritic.com

worth checking out for cultural illumination and for its striking musical score

Full Review… | April 25, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Exils

½

An unconventional - and therefore, seemingly realistic - "road movie" about finding one's roots, the Franco-Algerian experience is well documented by this film that is worth seeing for, at the very least, its depictions of Spain as the young couple makes its way "home". Edgy, and impossible to turn away from, and while the filmmaker makes some questionable directing choices, the good far, far outweighs the bad.

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Daniel Perry

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½

An interesting movie that centralizes around the journey of a couple, Zano and Naima, who are trying to travel from Paris to Algeria. Plagued by childhood memories, Zano fondly remembers his family through his love of music. Naima tries to understand what the old country has meant to her father. Great cast- Romain Duris, Lubna Azabal, Leila Makhlouf, and Habib Cheik. Worthy!

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Leo L

Super Reviewer

Avoid one of the comments below,the film is original.If people still think Mamma Mias and Rents are the sole disposals of "entertainment",well they're wrong.Music comes from various backgrounds.Exils has a pair of most beloved protagonists and a dynamic beat.Of course it's a music movie,road trip fused with sounds and wonders.Identity and nostalgia.Common themes and yet Gatlif likes what he accomplishes.He should absolutely enchant us but with better scripts next time.

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Dimitris Springer

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