French road trip movie surrounding Algerian immigrants retracing their parents' steps back to the old country. Disenfranchised French Algerian Zano (Romain Duris) and his lover Naima (Lubna Azabal) decide to reverse-exile themselves from their adopted homeland and take a trip back to their parents' home country. Taking along nothing but music for the ride, they fruit-pick and hitchhike their way across France and Spain. The journey proves poignant and touching as they meet African refugees heading the other way for a slice of the life that proved so dissatisfactory to the pair. Partly based on director Tony Gatlif's own background, Exiles has received consistently wide acclaim for its examination of the nature of freedom in Europe today and its deep cultural insight.