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In Exile

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In Exile (In Vrijheid)

Directed by Floor van der Meulen

  • Netherlands 2016; 47 min
  • Original version: Dutch
  • Genre: Drama

  • From the director of METHUSALEM presented at CineMart
    From the director of METHUSALEM presented at When East Meets West


IN EXILE tells the story of a mother who gets her lost son back. For months Neziha has lived in fear, because her son Ismaël left for Syria. Then she receives a message saying that Ismaël is back. He fled Syria and is now detained in the Netherlands. Under strict conditions, the judge allows him to await his trial in his mother’s house. Neziha is determined not to let her son slip through her fingers a second time. She does everything within her power to make Ismaël a productive member of society again. But the more she tries to reach him, the greater the distance between mother and son becomes.



    Frank Hoeve