I had the pleasure of seeing this film of a couple of years ago on Friday at a friends' house. It's not a film noir or medical study as its title might suggest, but the story of a man who's forced to live in the main terminal of the JFK airport in New York after there's a coup in his Eastern European country and he becomes a man without a country.
It's not a perfect film--it gets too sentimental towards its end, and there are some plot holes--but it's gentle humor and kindness go a long way in making up for its flaws. The acting is great across the board, and I saw a lot of faces familiar to me from LOCI. Tom Hanks is brilliant as the man stuck between countries. John Williams' score is quirky and just right. This film falls in with some of Steven Spielberg's quieter, wittier films of recent times, like CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. It's nice to be in the hands of professionals like these.
I missed this film on its theater run for some reason. I was happy to spend a couple of hours watching the DVD.