• Exil
  • Exil
  • Exil


by Visar Morina Focus Competition

Kosovo-born Xhafer has got used to the fact that hardly anyone in Germany can pronounce his name, even though he has lived there for a long time. The pharmaceutical engineer leads a bourgeois life with his German wife and three children, yet feels increasingly unwelcome at his place of work. When he finds a dead rat hanging on his garden gate one day, it is clear to him that someone is making a racist statement. From that moment on, Xhafer recognises an indiscernible and, thus, unprovable form of mobbing in every word and gesture his work colleagues make. His wife, Nora, on the other hand, is tired of the fact that he sees targeted discrimination behind every single difficulty. Stuck in his mistrust, the increasingly frequent incidents slowly send the driven man out of his mind. Director Visar Morina stages a dark and cleverly told psychological thriller about the real dangers of social exclusion.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Country, Year: Germany, Kosovo, Belgium, 2020
  • Runtime: 121 Min
  • Languages: German, Albanian
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Visar Morina
  • Cast: Mišel Matičević, Sandra Hüller, Rainer Bock, Thomas Mraz, Flonja Kodheli
  • Screenplay: Visar Morina
  • Cinematography: Matteo Cocco
  • Editors: Laura Lauzemis, Hansjörg Weißbrich, Visar Morina
  • Sound: Dirk Bombey
  • Music: Benedikt Schiefer
  • Producers: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts, Yll Uka, Valon Bajgora
  • Production Companies: Komplizen Film, Frakas Productions, Ikonë Studio, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln, ARTE, VOO, BeTV
  • World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
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