This is a highly subjective subject, but I think an interesting one to consider. "Exile" can mean anything from having immigrated from a homeland, to spending a life in prison, to being a wanderer who doesn't know where home is anymore. Take your pick, or define your own.
I'll start with these favorites:
Exile on the road after the necessity of leaving home.
Exile in captivity, finding solace and salvation however possible.
And this, the story of three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls in 1931 who escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback in Australia. A beautiful film, based upon a true story, and co-starring Kenneth Branagh. Exile on the road, yes, but a film about seeking freedom from exile by returning home.
Feel free to add your choices, subjective as they may be. Explanations would be appreciated, but are not required.
Last Edit: Aug 23, 2022 16:21:17 GMT by spiderwort
There are many films about men and women climbing out of their own class and getting lost. Darling seems especially poignant. Christie in her own milieu and one step up is cagy, canny, in control. As she continues to rise her act is still perfect but her sense of who she is becomes more and more empty .
Another lost exile. Bergman in Europa 51 is isolated from her former life by grief and guilt after the death of her child. She becomes obsessed with helping the poor and is eventually placed in a sanatorium.
Tovarich 1937. Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a noble Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy household.
Post by manfromplanetx on Aug 24, 2022 7:21:47 GMT
Great thread spiderwort... I will go with, exile: the state or a period of voluntary absence from one's country or home. Opening on the last day of the war between the States, Confederate rebel O'Meara (Rod Steiger) shoots the last bullet. Disillusioned and bitter he refuses to capitulate and settle down. Proclaiming himself to be a man without a country, O'Meara in a self imposed exile leaves all behind and travels to the West hoping to join the Sioux nation, in the excellent classic film Run of the Arrow (1957). Written, directed, and produced by Samuel Fuller, the film is a gripping multi faceted drama on race, prejudice and patriotism.
Max Ophuls' The Exile 1947, when King Charles II of England and his followers are hiding out in Holland from Oliver Cromwell's puritan Round Heads. Being temporarily at liberty or unemployed, Charles takes a day job at a farm/estate. Played as a romantic adventure with a dashing swashbuckling King Charles.