An Eastern European tourist unexpectedly finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.
“The Terminal” is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a man from the fictional country of Krakozhia who becomes trapped in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport when he is denied entry to the United States due to a military coup in his homeland.
The film follows Viktor as he navigates life in the airport terminal, making friends with airport employees and fellow travelers, and attempting to find a way to leave the airport and enter the United States legally. Along the way, he falls in love with a flight attendant named Amelia, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.
“The Terminal” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its performances and heartwarming story, while others criticized its length and lack of tension. However, it was a commercial success, grossing over $218 million worldwide.
Overall, “The Terminal” is a charming and enjoyable film that showcases Hanks’ talent for playing sympathetic and relatable characters, and Spielberg’s skill as a director.