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Author: Michael LondonMary Jane SkalskiJeff SkollTom McCarthyRichard JenkinsAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael London; Mary Jane Skalski; Jeff Skoll; Tom McCarthy; Richard Jenkins; Haaz Sleiman; Danai Gurira; Hiam Abbass
OCLC Number: 750364361
Language Note: In English, Arabic and French with English subtitles; optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Special features: Playing the Djembe; "The visitor: an inside look" featurette; audio commentary with director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins; deleted scenes.
Credits: Executive producer, Jeff Skoll [and others]; director of photography, Oliver Bokelberg ; editor, Tom McArdle ; music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek ; costume designer, Melissa Toth ; production designer, John Paino.
Cast: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Marian Seldes, Maggie Moore, Michael Cumpsty, Bill McHenry, Richard Kind.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek.

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