Wednesday, September 3, 2008


"The Visitor" (2007) a film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent). Walter Vale(Richard Jenkins) a college professor returns to New York city to attend a conference and finds a couple living in his unattended apartment. Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Jekesai Gurira) are two illegal immigrants that were tricked into renting the empty unit. What unravels next is a story of human interaction as the lines between race, age and social class are blurred by the simple tie that binds us all - humanity. The underlying theme however is change. Change can be a beautiful thing, a break from routine, a change in perspective, a change in is too short, experience something new. I highly recommend this film especially for those feeling like breaking the mold. Two thumbs up - Brasil style. -Mr.-

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