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.
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.