Exiles (Exils)
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Zano and his companion Naima travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee. Enamored with their freedom, they let the time slip by, intoxicated by the Andalusia's sensuality, before they finally decide to cross the Mediterranean, reconstructing in reverse the path of the exile and ending their travels with the promise of recapturing themselves.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Overall, pic works well as a road movie, swinging and easy for the most part but gaining a certain gravitas in its later stretches."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"quite a trip"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"The central performances, by Duris and Azabal, are as uneven as the journey they take."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Through facial expression, gesture and deed, Gatlif manages to coax such a deep humanity out of his characters' situations that dialogue becomes superfluous."
‑ John Terauds, Toronto Star
"worth checking out for cultural illumination and for its striking musical score"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The primordial pleasures are at least a little less ephemeral with Gatlif around"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"We don't get much in the way of witty dialogue or character development, but the choice shots of clammy skin, tousled hair, odd scars and bad weather evoke an engaging story just the same."
‑ Adele Weder, Globe and Mail
"A vibrant, luscious travelogue that will have you gladly surrendering to its offbeat rhythm. . . . a road movie stripped to its existential core."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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