Exils (2004)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 19, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leslie Felperin

Overall, pic works well as a road movie, swinging and easy for the most part but gaining a certain gravitas in its later stretches.

Don Willmott

quite a trip

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

The central performances, by Duris and Azabal, are as uneven as the journey they take.

John Terauds
Toronto Star

Through facial expression, gesture and deed, Gatlif manages to coax such a deep humanity out of his characters' situations that dialogue becomes superfluous.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

worth checking out for cultural illumination and for its striking musical score

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

The primordial pleasures are at least a little less ephemeral with Gatlif around

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Adele Weder
Globe and Mail

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.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

A vibrant, luscious travelogue that will have you gladly surrendering to its offbeat rhythm. . . . a road movie stripped to its existential core.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
An unconventional - and therefore, seemingly realistic - "road movie" about finding one's roots, the Franco-Algerian experience is well… More
Leo L
An interesting movie that centralizes around the journey of a couple, Zano and Naima, who are trying to travel from Paris to Algeria. Plagued by childhood… More
Dimitris Springer
Avoid one of the comments below,the film is original.If people still think Mamma Mias and Rents are the sole disposals of "entertainment",well… More