The visitor

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Burbank, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2008].
Widescreen or full screen.
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1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Burbank, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2008].
Widescreen or full screen.


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
General Note
Special features: Optional audio commentary by director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins; "An inside look at The visitor" featurette; "Playing the djembe" featurette; Five deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits
Production designer, John Paino ; edited by Tom McArdle ; costume designer, Melilssa Toth ; music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.
Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Marian Seldes, Richard Kind, Michael Cumpsty.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Filmed on location in New York City.
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.
Lonely widower Walter befriends the immigrant couple who unwittingly leased his New York apartment, and fights for them when they are threatened with deportation.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation or full frame (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
In English with optional English (SDH) subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McCarthy, T., Skalski, M. J., London, M., Skoll, J., Strauss, R., Salvaterra, C., Amanat, O., Bokelberg, O., Jenkins, R., Abbass, H., Sleiman, H., Gurira, D., Seldes, M., Kind, R., Cumpsty, M., & Kaczmarek, J. A. P. (2008). The visitor (Widescreen or full screen.). Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tom McCarthy et al.. 2008. The Visitor. Burbank, CA: Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tom McCarthy et al.. The Visitor Burbank, CA: Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McCarthy, Tom, et al. The Visitor Widescreen or full screen., Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2008.

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