All entries for Monday 06 September 2004

September 06, 2004

The man who lost his past

Follow-up to Film review:The terminal from Hannah's handbag

Truth is stranger then fiction…,4120,1298104,00.html

Merhan Karimi Nasseri has spent 16 years living in Charles de Gaulle airport. Now Steven Spielberg's Terminal has catapulted him to international stardom – but casts little light on who he really is. And Sir Alfred, as he calls himself, isn't too sure either. Paul Berczeller, who spent a year with Nasseri, set out to unravel the mystery.

Film review:The terminal

Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) arrives at JFK en route to New York from a fictional East European state, and becomes stranded at the airport when his country vanishes in a coup and he is stripped of any citizenship or rights. He has no passport or legal status so is forced to stay at the terminal, where he becomes quite at home. He builds friendships with a wide range of people at the airport including Catherine Zeta-Jones (Amelia).

Based loosely on a true story of an Iranian refugee stranded at a Paris airport, the film is both funny and poignant. I am a real fan of Tom Hanks, and in this he plays a multi-faceted character that initially arouses sympathy, which then develops into profound respect. Continually rejected in his application to leave the airport he makes the most of a bad situation in the most imaginative ways. Its a feel-good Spielberg film which satisfactorily abstains from a cheesy ending.

Worth a trip to the cinema!

September 2004

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Aug |  Today  | Oct
      1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30         

Search this blog


Most recent comments

  • x by x on this entry
  • A tail is made up of 24 vertebrae by Alice Lovett on this entry
  • IS this a trick? by Kevin on this entry
  • Yep – looks amazing. I'm not sure whether the suite has appeared within our educational agreement pr… by Steven Carpenter on this entry
  • What are cats tails made of? Bones? Cartilage? I need a definate answer for a trivia question if any… by chloe on this entry

Blog archive

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder