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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.


Tony Gatlif


Tony Gatlif
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




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
Latifah Ahrar Latifah 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


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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Adventure | Drama | Music


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Warts and all, but I really enjoyed this
21 September 2004 | by writestuff-1See all my reviews

Beautifully-filmed road movie with long musical sequences. The tale of two losers that hit the road to reach Algeria from Paris is peppered with vibrant musical interludes that echo their journey back to their roots, from nose-bleed techno, through passionate flamenco to raw Algerian trance. Once they get there, Gatlif loses his hand a little by not concluding the story. Naima is portrayed as a loose cannon throughout the movie, with hints to her past and a huge question mark over her future. Neither of these is I think is answered conclusively. On a sidenote, is this not one of the most explosive women on screen since "Betty Blue"?

But a pretty entertaining tale very well played by the two lead actors, Lubna Azabal and Romain Duris.

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Release Date:

25 August 2004 (France) See more »

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Exílios See more »

Filming Locations:

Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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