Credits: Directed by Tony Gatlif and starring Romain Duris, Lubna Azabal, Zouhir Gacem, Leila Makhlouf, Habib Cheik, Latifa Ahrar, Francisco-Javier Rodriguez-Vega , Nourredine Heddaj, Hassan Nabat and Elena Aravelo-Gonzalez.
Details: (M), 104 mins, France,
Synopsis: Zano (Romain Duris) and his lover Naïma (Lubna Azabal) travel through France and Spain and into Algeria to discover the homeland of their parents. Accompanied by music and meeting a plethora of interesting characters along the journey, the couple mirror their parents' exile.
An eclectic cross-cultural road movie.
Starting in France, young couple, Zano and Naima, played by Romain Duris and Lubna Azabal, travel to the country their parents were forced to escape from – Algeria. This is an eclectic road, boat, foot and rail movie with a storyline that drifts as much as its wandering protagonists. Driven by a vigorous musical score, Exiles can be gruelling and impenetrable viewing, but there are exhilarating moments as they voyage through the fringes of communities we rarely see on film.
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