Tom Hanks stars in this comedic drama about a freshly divorced American businessman who arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. His mission: sell a state-of-the-art holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government. Hanks, who won Best Actor Academy Awards ® for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, is baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy — but he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury). Written and directed by Tom Tykwer, the film is based on Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name.
“A pleasure from beginning to end.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BUEI’s Oceans gift shop, or by calling 294-0204.
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