EXIL tells the story of a chemical engineer of foreign origin who feels discriminated and bullied at work, plunging him into an identity crisis.

Director:

Visar Morina

Writers:

Visar Morina (screenplay), Ulrich Köhler (story editor)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Misel Maticevic ... Xhafer
Sandra Hüller ... Nora
Rainer Bock ... Urs
Thomas Mraz ... Manfred
Flonja Kodheli Flonja Kodheli ... Hatiqe
Victoria Trauttmansdorff Victoria Trauttmansdorff ... Urs' Frau
Stephan Grossmann ... Herr Winkler
Uwe Preuss ... Herr Koch
Nicole Marischka ... Valerie
Daniel Sträßer Daniel Sträßer ... Georg
Franziska Hartmann Franziska Hartmann ... Sektretärin Koch
Sybille J. Schedwill ... Frau Kraus
Corinna Kirchhoff ... Schwiegermutter
Astrit Kabashi Astrit Kabashi ... Herr Krasniqi
Anna Lucia Gualano Anna Lucia Gualano ... Rosa
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EXIL tells the story of a chemical engineer of foreign origin who feels discriminated and bullied at work, plunging him into an identity crisis.

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Official submission of Kosovo for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »

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EUFF Review: Captivating, Intense Drama on Xenophobia / Grade B
1 December 2020 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

Working at a corporate concern, Exile was instantly relatable. Of a man (from Kosovo) settled and working in a foreign land (Germany) and enduring torment at workplace possibly because of his origins, the film cuts through systemic, casual xenophobia and identity crisis. How the man struggles to stay sane as he is continuously bullied and made realize that he is a foreign national and not exactly welcome in the country. The onslaught of familial pressure (a wife and three kids) does not help as he spirals into chaos supported by overthinking and self pity. It's wonderful how the camera is often cranked from the perspective of the man; literally shot from behind his ears with a close-up of all the perspiration that he is experiencing while just trying to exist. There's not a single fun moment in Exile even if you see a smiling face or two. And that's the power of Exile: a tense drama both socially relevant and captivating, no matter where you are. Grade B.

(Watched at the 2020 European Union Film Festival of India (EUFF).)


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Germany | Belgium | Kosovo

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German | Albanian

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20 August 2020 (Germany) See more »

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