Exile tells the story of a chemical engineer of foreign origin who feels discriminated and bullied at work, plunging him into an identity crisis.

Curator’s sight:

Exile’s powerful and inexorable beauty traces the perverse dynamics, between paranoia, betrayal and guilt, through which society crushes us — through which we crush ourselves. With a strong connection to the cinema of Fassbinder, felt through the film’s attention to exploitative relationships and their profound link to the very fabric of feelings, Morina’s sophomore feature deals with the split of self-perception felt by people in our society (and the painful distortion it can engender), as exemplified by the emblematic condition of immigrants dealing with the pressure of the unknown language, culture, mentality and work environments they have to enter.


Mišel Matičević, Sandra Hüller, Rainer Bock, Uwe Preuss, Stephan Grossmann, Thomas Mraz


Visar Morina

Director of Photography

Matteo Cocco


Benedikt Schiefer


Ikonë Studio, Komplizen Film, Frakas Productions, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Bonus Content

Visar Morina
8 mins

Director Visar Morina presents EXILE