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Shelter (2014)

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Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.

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Adolfo Mendez-Nouel ...
Corrections Officer
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Brendan
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Station Officer
Steve Cirbus ...
Jerry
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Abdul
Haythem Noor ...
Man at Mosque
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Wilson Montuori ...
Guitarist
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French Guy 1
Laurent Caillat ...
French Guy 2
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Drug Dealer
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Peter
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Housekeeper
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Franklin
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Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.

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11 December 2015 (UK)  »

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Auf den Strassen von New York  »

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Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, and Anthony Mackie have all appeared as Marvel characters. Connelly played Betty Ross in the Hulk, Bettany voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. in at least five MCU movies and played Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Mackie played the Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See more »

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When Tahir pulls Hannah off the fence on the bridge and they both struggle on the ground, in the far away shot his arm is around her neck, but in the next instant in the closeup shot his arm is around her chest/torso. See more »


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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Written by Ewan MacColl
Performed by Unkle (as UNKLE) featuring Keaton Henson
Courtesy of Bucks Music Group, Ltd. administered by David Platz Music, Inc.
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View of homelessness done right
28 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from the short summary, but I love Anthony Mackie so I watched. I was mesmerized from beginning to end at the intimate view of homelessness, the sense of being invisible and unworthy was palpable. The love story between the main characters seemed a little forced at the beginning, but midway through their chemistry was obvious. They want to save each other. It was beautiful, sad and haunting. Anthony Mackie's portrayal of the Nigerian refugee struggling to overcome his past losses was heart wrenching. Jennifer Connelly's portrayal of a heroin addict is an unsympathetic role and she does a great job being an awful person. Their connection seems very slight at first; the evolution of their relationship seemed very dependent on both of their losses.


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