Exile

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Film Info
Original Title:Exil
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Thriller
Culture & Society
Immigration
Filmmaker Intro
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2020
Runtime:121 min
Country/Region:Germany
Belgium
Kosovo
Language:German
Albanian
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwi9Rf6CkUY
Cast/Crew
Director:Visar Morina
Producer:Janine Jackowski
Jonas Dornbach
Maren Ade
Cinematographer:Matteo Cocco
Screenwriter:Visar Morina
Editor:Laura Lauzemis
Visar Morina
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Composer:Benedikt Schiefer
Principal Cast:Mišel Maticevic
Sandra Hüller
Rainer Bock
Thomas Mraz

Description

Best of Fest Encores

How to Watch

Includes Introduction by Writer/Director Visar Morina.

In the face of daily micro-aggressions (and worse) from his German work colleagues, a prickly Kosovo-born pharmaceutical engineer becomes increasingly paranoid and plunges into an identity crisis.

In his second feature, director-writer Visar Morina (Babai) creates a knock-out experience with claustrophobic cinematography, intelligent production design and edgy soundscapes complementing brilliant performances by Mišel Maticevic as the beleaguered professional, and Toni Erdmann’s Sandra Hüller as his out-of-patience wife who asks, “Did it ever occur to you that it’s not because you’re a foreigner, but because you’re an asshole?” This subtle and uncompromising drama about exclusion vs. inclusion is contemporary German story telling at its best, encompassing relationship drama, family drama, male pride and a mystery. Variety calls it “a nervily comic, impressively poised psychodrama.” Winner, Best Film, Sarajevo Film Festival; German Screenplay Award; Gunter Rohrbach Filmpreis, Best Film, Best Male actor. Kosovo’s submission to the Academy for Best International Film. (Alissa Simon)


Director Biography

Born in 1972 in Pristina, Kosovo Visar Morina studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He is the director of the short films “Death by Suffocation” (2010), “Of Dogs and Wallpaper” (2013) and the feature Father (Babai) (2015).


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