Inspired from true life, this ingenious and insightful romantic comedy delves into the fluctuating fortunes of Viktor Navorski, a pleasant man from an eastern European country called Krakozhia,
He travels to New York City for the first time in his life, and arrives with much anticipation at the John F. Kennedy International Airport seeking entry into the United States of America. To his horror, he finds out that his country has entered into civil war and that his passport is no longer valid.
With the United States refusing to permit him to either enter the country or return home, he finds himself stranded at the airport terminal. Unable to communicate fluently in English, he is forced to start living at the airport terminal, with only his luggage and his friendly personality to aid him. What kind of relationships will he be able to forge during his indefinite, forced residence at the airport? How will the future unfold for Viktor under these extraordinary circumstances?
Did you know?
The main character of this movie was originally scripted to arrive from Slovenia but this was changed after the advice from the former consul of Republic of Slovenia in the United States Mark Rijavec. Since Slovenia is by some considered to be Switzerland of the Eastern Europe it would not look credible would a civil war be started in one of the new members of the European Union. Read More