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Mehran Karimi Nasseri in The Films of Melissa & Hamid

The Films of Melissa & Hamid

2000 NR

In this documentary double dose, Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport examines the life of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian exile caught in immigration limbo, and Shahrbanoo explores the commonalities of two culturally diverse women. The inspiration for The Terminal, Nasseri (aka Sir Alfred) seeks refuge in the U.K., but settles for life in the French airport. And in Shahrbanoo, an American forges a friendship with an Iranian housekeeper.