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25 August 2004 (France) See more »
Two French lovers, Zano and Naima, decided to travel to the land of their parents: Algeria. Their road trip gradually becomes a spiritual quest. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Tony Gatlif 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Gatlif 

Produced by
Tony Gatlif .... producer
Matilde Rubio .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tony Gatlif 
Delphine Mantoulet 
Cinematography by
Céline Bozon 
Film Editing by
Monique Dartonne 
Casting by
Ève Guillou 
Production Design by
Brigitte Brassart 
Makeup Department
Lisa Schonker .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Laurent Charchaude .... assistant unit manager
Laurent Dusothoit .... production manager
Christine Janeau .... unit manager
Samir Larif .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zakaria Atifi .... first assistant director
Marina Obradovic .... first assistant director
Fatma Tarhouni .... assistant director
Art Department
Sandra Fournier .... assistant decorator
Didier Guyard .... assistant decorator
Gurgon Kyap .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Laurent Boudaud .... assistant foley artist
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Emmanuel Pietri .... sound assistant
Philippe Welsh .... sound
Adam Wolny .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Fidel Pérez .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Éric Alirol .... gaffer
Marion Befve .... first assistant camera
Nicolas Cadot .... electrician
Vladimir Duranovic .... grip
Clarisse Gatti .... gaffer
Agustín Hurtado Urbano .... still photographer
Richard Mercier .... second camera operator
David Padilla .... grip
Lazare Pedron .... second assistant camera
Javier Ruiz Gomez .... additional assistant camera
Saïd Slimani .... electrician
Editorial Department
Célia Lafitedupont .... assistant editor
Julien Samaria .... color timer
Gerard Savary .... color timer
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
Thomas Jamois .... music publisher
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
Other crew
Christine Richard .... script supervisor
Yoni Tabac .... production coordinator
Karine Texier .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Exils" - France (original title)
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104 min
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Not the tourist's Algeria, 15 April 2005
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

Exils (2004) (Exiles) was written, produced, and directed by Tony Gatlif. I saw this film at the 2005 Cinefranco Film Festival in Toronto. (

This movie is a odyssey of sorts. Both Zano, played by Romain Duris, and Naima (Lubna Azabal) live in France, but have ties that draw them back to Algeria. The film follows their slow but determined trip southward.

Since they are traveling without funds--or even a map--they naturally need help from others along the way. These interactions with the people they meet on the road are fascinating. The two characters are not exactly role models for today's youth, but you have to admire their tenacity and their unwillingness to turn back.

Not a masterpiece, but an interesting movie that's worth seeking out.

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