A FILM BY Tony Gatlif

Gatlif manages to coax such a deep humanity out of his characters situations that dialogue becomes superfluous.
- John Terauds, TORONTO STAR
An engaging story.
- Adele Weder, GLOBE & MAIL
Gatlifs most personal film in years.
- Leslie Felperin, VARIETY


Two young lovers embark on a daunting pilgrimage from Paris across Spain to Algeria, by train, bus and foot, in the hope of discovering the land their parents fled decades ago. Fueled by passion and intoxicated with freedom, they defiantly take to the road with music as their only belonging, en route to a country that everyone else is trying to escape... backwards on the path to exile and spiritual awakening.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, April 29, 2005
Original Languages: French, Arabic, Romany and Spanish
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 103 min.
Year: 2004


Lubna Azabal
Romain Duris
Tony Gatlif