- Release Date: April 11, 2008
- Run Time: 1 hr 43 min
- Rating: PG-13 - brief strong language
- Cast: Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman
- Director: Tom McCarthy
- Genre: Art House/Foreign, Drama
Synopsis: In a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life. Sixty-two-year-old Walter Vale is sleepwalking through his life. When his college sends him to Manhattan to attend a conference, Walter is surprised to find a young couple has taken up residence in his apartment. Victims of a real estate scam, Tarek, a Syrian man, and Zainab, his Senegalese girlfriend, have nowhere else to go. Walter reluctantly allows the couple to stay with him. Touched by his kindness, Tarek, a talented musician, insists on teaching the aging academic to play the African drum. The instrument's exuberant rhythms revitalize Walter's faltering spirit and open his eyes to a vibrant world of local jazz clubs and Central Park drum circles.