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Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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.

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Sun 11 Aug 2013 23:30 BBC Two


Prof Walter Vale
Richard Jenkins
Tarek Khalil
Haaz Sleiman
Danai Gurira
Mouna Khalil
Hiam Abbass
Marian Seldes
Maggie Moore
Thomas McCarthy


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