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Exil

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Belgium | Germany | Kosovo 2020
Opening August 20, 2020

Director: Visar Morina
Writing credits: Visar Morina
Principal actors: Mišel Matičević, Sandra Hüller, Rainer Bock 

 

ExilComing home to a dead rat hanging on the fence door sets Xhafer’s (Mišel Matičević) deepest phobia in motion. It is the kind of fear that goes deep beneath the skin. Xhafer soon realizes that since he is the only foreigner at his work that he is being excluded. (delete from circles). As a non-German, he notices that the team is always referencing where he’s coming from and usually getting it wrong. They never discuss important issues with him or include him in the team. He doesn’t receive important emails. The boss doesn’t have time to talk to him. It begins to affect his family‘s life. He has a short affair with the company’s maid but then gets caught by her son. His isolation becomes apparent when the family’s baby carriage is set on fire and he really loses it. No one understands him. The film’s atmosphere is claustrophobic and intense. The film mounts with tension but has a disappointing and unsatisfying ending. It didn’t really stay true to this question of discrimination or bulling in the work environment ()

 

 

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