The exiled Iranian Merhan Karimi Nasseri is stranded in Paris with a one-way ticket. Since he lost his papers, his entry into England is rejected and he lives in the terminal of the Charles De Gaulle airport. During his 17-year-long stay Nasseri spends his time reading books, writing his diary and studying economics. Airport employees provide him with food and newspapers.

His unusual story (and what it says about our society) is the inspiration for Spielberg’s film The Terminal (2004).


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