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Exils (2004)

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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:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Habib Cheik
as Habib
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Critic Reviews for Exils

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

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
Top Critic

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
Old School Reviews

A vibrant, luscious travelogue that will have you gladly surrendering to its offbeat rhythm. . . . a road movie stripped to its existential core.

October 1, 2005
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Audience Reviews for Exils

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!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

½

This film confirms my belief that Romain Duris must have chosen his profession merely for the "shooting on location" aspect of it ;)

Manisha Devi
Manisha Devi

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.

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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