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EXILE
© Komplizen Film

Xhafer, a 45 year old, Kosovo-born pharmaceutical engineer living in Germany suddenly feels discriminated against and bullied at work because of his ethnic background. When Xhafer finds a dead rat hanging from the gate in front of his home, it is immediately clear to him that his racist colleagues could be behind it. Every occurrence, every word, every gesture is taken as evidence. Xhafer’s uneasiness grows every day. His German wife Nora is tired of him playing the race card all the time. Do his colleagues simply dislike him? Or is there more to their hostility? Is this all in his mind or is it the actual reality?
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Visar Morina
Screenplay Visar Morina
Cinematography Matteo Cocco
Cast Mišel Matičević, Sandra Hüller, Rainer Bock, Thomas Mraz
Producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
Co-Producers Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts, Yll Uka, Valon Bajgora
Production Company Komplizen Film, in co-production with Frakas Productions, Ikonë Studio , WDR, ARTE, VOO, BeTV
Runtime 121 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Language
 German, Albanian
Subtitled Versions English, French, Albanian, German
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Sundance 2020, Berlinale 2020, Crossing Europe Linz 2020, Taipei 2020, New Zealand FF 2020, Melbourne 2020, Shanghai 2020
Awards Taiwan Film Critics Society Award Taipei 2020
With backing from BKM, Eurimages, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Alamode Film

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