|Directed by||Tony Gatlif|
|Produced by||Tony Gatlif
|Written by||Tony Gatlif
|Music by||Tony Gatlif
|Edited by||Monique Dartonne|
|Distributed by||Home Vision Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||August 25, 2004|
|Running time||104 minutes|
Exiles is a 2004 French film by Tony Gatlif. The film follows two young bohemians, Zano and Naima. After having sex, the two spontaneously decide that they will travel to Algeria, where Naima's parents come from, and where Zano's (Romain Duris) pied-noir parents were once exiled. Their adventurous journey to Algiers is full of character exploration, relationship hiccups and imagery. The film was also a homecoming for Gatlif himself, seeing him return to Algeria 43 years after he left.
The viewer is not intended to like nor dislike either character. Zano is meant to be brooding and profound to the point of being sulky, and world-hating and Naima wildly passionate to the point of appearing wanton and unstable; and both far too self-absorbed to care about either one or the other.
Cast and characters
- Romain Duris : Zano
- Lubna Azabal : Naima
- Leila Makhlouf : Leila
- Habib Cheik : Habib
- Zouhir Gacem : Said
- "Festival de Cannes: Exils". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
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