This is a story about a doctor, a physician and the oath he once gave and followed throughout his long life - the oath of Hippocrates which says: I will apply, for the benefit of the sick all measures which are required. I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
To Dr. Dimitris Dalianis, born in Athens in 1916, buried in Stockholm in 2010 - the oath of Hippocrates was sacred. In following every word of this oath and using every old herb recipe from his ancient colleague Hippocrates, Dr. Dalianis saved the lives of hundreds of fellow political prisoners that in the aftermath of the Greek civil war of 1944 -1949 were kept in harsh and inhuman condition in prison camps on the remote island of Ikaria and other islands in the vast Greek archipelago. Exile tells the story of an ordinary man, who in extraordinary circumstances became a hero and wrestled with the moral and ethical issues that touches each and every one of us.