The Resource The visitor, Groundswell Productions ; Next Wednesday Productions ; Participant Productions ; produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, Jeff Skoll ; written by Thomas McCarthy ; directed by Thomas McCarthy

The visitor, Groundswell Productions ; Next Wednesday Productions ; Participant Productions ; produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, Jeff Skoll ; written by Thomas McCarthy ; directed by Thomas McCarthy

Label
The visitor
Title
The visitor
Statement of responsibility
Groundswell Productions ; Next Wednesday Productions ; Participant Productions ; produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, Jeff Skoll ; written by Thomas McCarthy ; directed by Thomas McCarthy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Oliver Bokelberg ; editor, Tom McArdle ; music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek ; costume designer, Melissa Toth ; production designer, John Paino
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language
Language note
Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH.)
PerformerNote
Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
Runtime
104
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The visitor, Groundswell Productions ; Next Wednesday Productions ; Participant Productions ; produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, Jeff Skoll ; written by Thomas McCarthy ; directed by Thomas McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: playing the Djembe ; "The visitor: an inside look" featurette ; audio commentary with director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins ; deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013138000897
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DV80008
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn750364361
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen and full-frame presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The visitor, Groundswell Productions ; Next Wednesday Productions ; Participant Productions ; produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, Jeff Skoll ; written by Thomas McCarthy ; directed by Thomas McCarthy
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: playing the Djembe ; "The visitor: an inside look" featurette ; audio commentary with director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins ; deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013138000897
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DV80008
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn750364361
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen and full-frame presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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