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Flee (2021)



Critic Consensus: Depicting the refugee experience through vivid animation, Flee pushes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking to present a moving memoir of self-discovery.

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FLEE tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.

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Daniel Karimyar
as Amin (9-11 years old)
Fardin Mijdzadeh
as Amin (15-18 years old)
Milad Eskandari
as Saif (8 years old)
Belal Faiz
as Saif (13-19 years old)
Elaha Faiz
as Fahima (13-18 years old)
Zahra Mehrwarz
as Fahima (28 years old)
Sadia Faiz
as Sabia (16-26 years old)
Georg Jagunov
as Human Trafficker
Navid Nazir
as Boy in truck
Hafiz Højmark
as Son of old lady
Hafiz Højmark
as Son of Old Lady
Denis Rivin
as Policeman 1
Vadim Nedaskovskij
as Policeman 2
Viktor Melnikov
as Russian TV Dubber
Mikhail Belinson
as Human Trafficker
Ditte Graa Wulff
as Red Cross Lady
Behrouz Bigdeli
as Translator
Christian Torp Carlsen
as Real Estate Agent
Gustaf Georg Lindstrom
as Swedish Bartender
Susanna Azevedo
as Mexican Soap Opera Woman
Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda
as Mexican Soap Opera Man
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Critic Reviews for Flee

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (32)

It's an opportunity for filmmakers, and people, to tell their story and get around the limitations that come up.

February 1, 2022 | Full Review…

A triumph, not only of the filmed variety but a human one, as well.

January 27, 2022 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

In sharing his story with the world, Amin and Rasmussen have given us a truly generous gift.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

"What does the word 'home' mean to you?" the director asks Amin early on. He struggles for an answer. Those watching "Flee" may well do so, too.

January 20, 2022 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Flee" morphs from a tale of dispossession to a testament to the power of narrative - to overtake a life, and to liberate it.

January 20, 2022 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The animation here is used for such expressionistic beauty.

December 7, 2021 | Full Review…

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