#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Connecticut, lonely widowed Professor Walter Vale has a boring life. He teaches only one class at the local college and is trying to learn how to play the piano, despite not having the necessary musical talent. Walter is assigned to attend a conference about Global Policy and Development at New York University, where he is to give a lecture about a paper on which he is co-author. When he arrives at his apartment in New York, he finds Tarek Khalil, a Syrian musician, and Zainab, a Senegalese street vendor, living there. He sympathizes with the situation of the illegal immigrants and invites the couple to stay with him. Tarek invites him to go to his gig at Jules Live Jazz. Walter is fascinated with his African drum and Tarek offers to teach Walter to play the drum. However, after an incident in the subway, Tarek is arrested by the police and sent to a detention center for illegal immigrants. Walter has just hired a lawyer to defend Tarek when, out of the blue, Tarek’s mother Mouna arrives at the apartment from Michigan. He invites her to stay in Tarek’s room and while trying to get Tarek released, Walter and Mouna get close to each other and he finds reasons to feel life can be exciting and worth living again.
Plot: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
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A heartbreaking and heartwarming movie
This was an incredible heartwarming and heart-breaking movie. Its power lies in its simplicity. In some ways its is a coming of age movie about a middle-aged professor coming to terms with his life and allowing himself to finally be who he is. Or perhaps a re-birthing movie in which, having died psychologically and spiritually, he emerges from his cocoon.
A series of random events coincide to bring about a life-changing event (isn’t that always the case?). The unfolding of the story occurs at a slow and steady (but never boring) pace that is in perfect keeping with the tone of the movie. It operates at many levels at once, presenting a comedy, drama, social statement and lesson, magnificently intertwined. Without much fanfare viewers are carried along quietly and unknowingly by the movie before realizing they are totally caught up in the depth and humanity of the story. The events opens up the main character as well as the audience’s awareness of what is happening all around us in everyday life, of which few are aware and most of us prefer not to know about.
What makes the movie what it is is the fact that it is not necessarily designed to make a specific point or manipulate the emotions of the audience or to provide an answer or ending to make folks feel one way or another. However these factors do emerge in the minds of viewers. This is why the movie have such an impact – a simple story, very well told, with no hidden agendas. Movie making at its best.
Lets Ignore Laws We Don’t Like
This movie is designed to make a specific point. It manipulates the emotions of the audience to make folks feel our immigration laws should not be enforced. When the character Tarek, who has entered the US illegally, complains of his imminent deportation, his cry that it would not be fair is never answered by the obvious, that he DID break the law and that deportation is the usual punishment. Instead, the audience is offered only the emotion of sympathy for Tarek.
All the events leading up to this scene generate sympathy for the illegal aliens. The script is well constructed. It is not a comedy. It is a political essay.
Excellent acting, very good photography, good use of NYC color.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Director Tom McCarthy
Writer Tom McCarthy
Actors Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 34 nominations.
Production Company Participant Prods.
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory Creative Mega Playground, New York (NY), USA (dailies), Technicolor, USA (prints)
Film Length 2,832 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm