The Visitor Poster

Release Date: April 11th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
When professor Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) travels to New York for a lecture, he's stunned to find illegal immigrants Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira) living in his apartment. It comes out that it was rented to them by a swindler, and Vale feels sufficiently sorry for them that he invites them to stay. They get on well until Tarek is accused of jumping a subway turnstile and lands in a detention center. He risks being deported, and Vale does everything he can to prevent it.

Cast: Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Maggie Moore, Waleed F. Zuaiter, Amir Arison, Tzahi Moskovitz

Director: Thomas McCarthy

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Participant Prods.

Distributors: Overture Films

Keywords: Mother, Friendship, Emotional, 2000s, Heartwarming, New York City

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role