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The Visitor

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Original title
The Visitor
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Thomas McCarthy
Music
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Cinematography
Oliver Bokelberg
Cast
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Producer
Overture Films / Groundswell Productions / Participant Media
Genre
Drama | Immigration. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
In a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life. In actor and filmmaker Tom McCarthy’s follow-up to his award winning directorial debut The Station Agent, Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) stars as Walter Vale, a disillusioned Connecticut economics professor whose life is transformed by a chance encounter in New York City. Through new found connections with virtual strangers, Walter is awakened to a new world and a new life. College professor Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) travels to New York to attend a conference and finds a young couple -- a Syrian guy (Haaz Sleiman) and a Senegalese woman (Danai Jekesai Gurira) -- living in the apartment he keeps there. The surprise leads to unexpected friendships, and a much-needed new lease on life for Vale.
Awards
2008: Oscar: Nominated to Best Actor (Richard Jenkins)
2008: National Board of Review: Best Actor (Richard Jenkins)
2008: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actor (Jenkins)
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Richard Jenkins)
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Richard Jenkins)
2008: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director. 3 Nominations
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