Original title: In Vrijheid Television Film

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.

In Exile
 is realized within One Night Stand XII.

Festivals & Awards

Nomination Dutch
Academy Award
Best TV Drama

Winner Dutch
Academy Award
Best Actress in TV Drama

Best Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Interpretation
Luciana Film Festival 2017

International Competition
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS 2017


  • Cast: Nazmiye Oral, Ali Sultan, Saman Amini
  • Director: Floor van der Meulen
  • Script: Jaap Peter Enderlé
  • Producers: Frank Hoeve & Katja Draaijer
  • Co-producers: Marina Blok, Joost de Wolf & Gemma Derksen
  • Broadcasters: NTR, VARA & VPRO
  • Financiers & Funds: Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Netherlands Film Fund & CoBO
  • Sales: SND Films
  • Festival Distribution: Some Shorts
  • Length: 50 min.
  • Release: Oktober 2016