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Exiles (2004)

Exils (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Drama, Music | 25 August 2004 (France)
Two French lovers, Zano and Naima, decided to travel to the land of their parents: Algeria. Their road trip gradually becomes a spiritual quest.

Director:

Tony Gatlif

Writer:

Tony Gatlif
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Cast

Credited cast:
Romain Duris ... Zano
Lubna Azabal ... Naima
Zouhir Gacem Zouhir Gacem ... Said
Lila Makhlouf Lila Makhlouf ... Leila (as Leila Makhlouf)
Habib Cheik Habib Cheik ... Habib
Latifa Ahrar Latifa Ahrar
Francisco-Javier Rodriguez-Vega Francisco-Javier Rodriguez-Vega
Mohamed Harrari Mohamed Harrari
Nourredine Heddaj Nourredine Heddaj
Hassan Nabat Hassan Nabat
Elena Aravelo-Gonzalez Elena Aravelo-Gonzalez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Farruquito Farruquito
Mexicana Mexicana
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Two French lovers, Zano and Naima, decided to travel to the land of their parents: Algeria. Their road trip gradually becomes a spiritual quest.

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama | Music

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Country:

France | Japan

Language:

French | Arabic | Romany | Spanish

Release Date:

25 August 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Exílios See more »

Filming Locations:

Algeria See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

1-2-3 Nada Mas
Written by Tony Gatlif & Delphine Mantoulet
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Not the tourist's Algeria
15 April 2005 | by Red-125See all my reviews

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

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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