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The Visitor

The Visitor

Richard Jenkins
Director: Tom McCarthy Cast: Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
, Hiam Abbass
Hiam Abbass
, Haaz Sleiman
Haaz Sleiman
Tom McCarthy
The Visitor

The Visitor

Richard Jenkins
Director: Tom McCarthy Cast: Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
, Hiam Abbass
Hiam Abbass
, Haaz Sleiman
Haaz Sleiman
Tom McCarthy

Blu-ray (Color / Stereo)

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A lonesome widower and college economics professor finds his mundane existence suddenly shaken up when he befriends a pair of illegal immigrants, one of whom has recently been threatened with deportation by U.S. immigration authorities, in the sophomore feature from The Station Agent director Tom McCarthy. Years after losing his wife, 62-year-old Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) has also lost his passion for writing and teaching. In an effort to fill the empty void that his life has become, Walter makes a half-hearted attempt to learn to play classical piano. Later, when Walter's college sends him to a conference in Manhattan, he is surprised to discover that a young couple has moved into his seldom-used apartment in the city. Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and his Senegalese girlfriend Zainab (Danai Gurira) have fallen victims to an elaborate real-estate scam, and as a result they no longer have a place to call home. When Walter reluctantly allows the couple to remain in his apartment, talented musician Tarek insists on repaying his host's kindness by teaching him to play the African drum. Over the course of Walter's lessons, the ageing academic finds his spirits revitalized while gaining a newfound appreciation for New York jazz clubs and Central Park drum circles. Later, Tarek is arrested in the subway and threatened with deportation after police learn that he is an undocumented citizen. Suddenly, in his attempt to help his new friend, Walter's passion for life is unexpectedly awakened. When Tarek's radiant mother Mouna (Hiam Abbass) arrives in the city in search of her son, that passion turns to romance -- something that Walter had previously thought he would never experience again.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2008
UPC: 0013138304582
Original Release: 2007
Rating: PG-13
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 43,967

Special Features

An Inside Look at The Visitor; Commentary featuring Director Tom McCarthy and Actor Richard Jenkins; Playing the Djembe ; Deleted Scenes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Jenkins Walter Vale
Hiam Abbass Mouna
Haaz Sleiman Tarek
Danai Gurira Zainab
Marian Seldes Barbara
Richard Kind Jacob
Michael Cumpsty Charles
Maggie Moore Karen
Bill McHenry Darin
Tzahi Moskovitz Zev
Amir Arison Mr. Shah
Neal Lerner Martin Revere
Ramon Fernandez Cop #1
Frank Pando Cop #2
Waleed Zuaitor Omar
Deborah Rush Upper Eastside Woman
Ashley Springer Student
Laith Nakli Nasim
Jacqueline Brogman Waiter
Walter T. Mudu Ronald Cole
Yevgeniy Dekhtyar Slavic Man
Earl Baker Lester James
Walter the Dog Sprinkles the Dog

Technical Credits
Tom McCarthy Director,Screenwriter
Omar Amanat Executive Producer
Kerry Barden Casting
Oliver Bokelberg Cinematographer
Damian Canelos Sound/Sound Designer
Len X. Clayton Art Director
Mariela Comitini Asst. Director
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Stephane Foenkinos Casting
Billy Hopkins Casting
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Score Composer
Michael London Producer
Tom McArdle Editor
Rafal Paczkowski Sound Mixer
John Paino Production Designer
Stacey Panepinto Makeup
John Piano Production Designer
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Chris Salvaterra Executive Producer
Paul Schnee Casting
Mary Jane Skalski Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Ricky Strauss Executive Producer
Melissa Toth Costumes/Costume Designer

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