Recounted mostly through animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his past as a child refugee from Afghanistan as he grapples with a secret he’s kept hidden for 20 years. A thrilling documentary made with a blend of animation and archive footage tells an immensely powerful tale of a gay Afghan survivor and his need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time he is sharing his story with his close friend. FLEE weaves together a stunning tapestry of images and memories to tell the deeply affecting and original story of a young man grappling with his traumatic past in order to find his true self and the meaning of home.

  • Released: 2021-06-17
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Documentaries
  • Stars: Rashid Aitouganov, Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz, Elaha Faiz, Zahra Mehrwarz, Sadia Faiz, Georg Jagunov, Navid Nazir, Hafiz Højmark, Denis Rivin, Vadim Nedaskovskij, Viktor Melnikov, Mikhail Belinson, Ditte Graa Wulff, Bo Asdal Andersen, The Dungeon Master, Behrouz Bigdeli, Christian Torp Carlsen, Gustaf Georg Lindström, Tormod Ringnes, Susanna Azevedo, Mauricio González-Aranda, Shabbir Showne, Amin Nawabi, Rashid Aitouganov, Jean-Pierre Pernaut
  • Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
  • isaacochoterena - 22 September 2022
    Emotional portrait
    This true story format mixed with animated visuals is pure gold.

    This true story impacts the viewer in different ways, since it is told from the point of view of the person who experienced it, and we can easily see their emotions and feelings, in addition to portraying a harsh reality that many people live on the planet. Migration is a very important topic to deal with, and this film does it excellently, seeing it from a real point of view, but raw and full of despair. It also portrays the feelings of a gay person, which you can identify with some of them. There are many feelings and emotions in this film, although most are of despair, sadness, concern and fear, it was revealing to know the story of this person who opened his heart to tell his experiences and portray a harsh reality that many people live today.

    Although it is a bit dark, I thought it was a very nice movie, since the ending makes us hope that everything can change for the better, no matter how horrible time you are going through in your life, in addition to telling a story with many feelings and emotions of a single person, something that many people have a hard time expressing and that we would like to open up in this way.
  • thesweetirony - 7 June 2022
    I can't believe how boring this is.
    (SPOILERS) I read the synopsis, saw the 8 stars, and eagerly watched this movie. I kept waiting for it to get interesting. What was the big reveal? What horrors befell this poor man?! Turns out, not much more than my own horrors. With the exception of the people packed into the boat and treated like their lives didn't matter, I've been through nearly as much. As have some of my friends. Life is hard and people are cruel. Where's the documentary about me? Or about my friend whose parents were abusive, or another friend who was gang raped when she thought she was just going on a date?

    The animation was great, but you know, I think animations was used because otherwise it was just a guy speaking slowly and inarticulately about growing up as a refugee.

    I rarely leave bad reviews. I don't like doing it. This is one time where I felt really irritable as the credits rolled though.
  • juantheroux - 25 March 2022
    Painfully pompous and glib
    The animation is plain and uninteresting.

    The only saving grace is that it's a new form of film - combining animation, drama, documentary, biography - but better luck next time.