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The Visitor

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Recently widowed economics professor Walter Vale reluctantly agrees to give a lecture in New York. When he arrives in the city, he finds that two illegal immigrants have taken up residence in his little-used Manhattan apartment. An unlikely friendship develops between Walter and his unexpected guests - Syrian Tarek and his African girlfriend Zainab. Walter's previously bland and unfulfilling life is gradually transformed by their influence, until one day Tarek is arrested and thrown into a detention centre. Show less


Prof Walter Vale:
Richard Jenkins
Tarek Khalil:
Haaz Sleiman
Mouna Khalil:
Hiam Abbass
Tom McCarthy



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