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There is a lot to like about this film. The main themes of this film are identity and culture clash. The immigrants identify with a culture that they barely recognize, but after some difficult adjustments they realize that there is much to be proud of. As mentioned in the other reviews, there is lots of great Magrebian music played on traditional instruments played through out the movie. Very nice performances by Lubna Azabal and (particularly well acted) Romain Duris. This film provides an interesting window into the life and culture of illegal immigrants from North Africa in Europe, as well as some insights into modern Algeria.Read more ›
It is an interesting film about self-discovery, sexual awakening, national identity and spirituality strapped from religion. Differences in all its absurdity: language, the way we dress, interact with each other and treat each other.
Romain Duris outdoes himself in every way. His acting as the intensely fervent, possessive lover is all that one can desire. His body is, all of it, just what many viewers may desire, too. In fact, the film starts showing him at a window in Paris, sweltering in heat and humidity, as the camera shows first a sweaty patch of his skin, then gradually pulls back to reveal more and more of the full dorsal nakedness, then, when Duris turns to face the viewer, the utterly full frontal nudity of his splendidly fit (muscularly sinewy rather than bulky), nicely hirsute body. The camera truly makes love to Duris! The viewer, female or gay male, may wish to do the same. This is one of the most celebrated of Roman Duris' many nude scenes in his movies, films as sensuous as they are artistic, which, on both counts, certainly is the case for "Exils".
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Despite high expectations, none of Gatlif's efforts have met or surpassed his hallmark film Latcho Drom. Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by Joseph P. Reel
an emotionally intense movie with a lot of deoth, incredible images of the emotions invoved in being an exile and of healing and self discovery. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by Elizabeth Lincoln
Lots of music components, while watching the DVD, I feel touched by the music in the background. I am also touched by the plot which is two 'strangers' in France tried to journey... Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by Yi Sheng Chang