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Shelter (2014)

TV-MA | | Drama | 11 December 2015 (UK)
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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.

Director:

Paul Bettany

Writer:

Paul Bettany (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adolfo Mendez-Nouel Adolfo Mendez-Nouel ... Corrections Officer
Anthony Mackie ... Tahir
Kevin Hoffman ... Brendan
Teddy Cañez ... Station Officer
Steve Cirbus ... Jerry
Alok Tewari ... Abdul
Haythem Noor ... Man at Mosque
Jennifer Connelly ... Hannah
Wilson Montuori Wilson Montuori ... Guitarist
Jean-François Ogoubiyi ... French Guy 1
Laurent Caillat Laurent Caillat ... French Guy 2
J.D. Williams ... Drug Dealer
Bruce Altman ... Peter
Susanna Guzman ... Housekeeper
Rob Morgan ... 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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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Paul Bettany was heavily influenced by László Kovács's work in Five Easy Pieces (1970) See more »

Goofs

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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Dan Dy Fendith
Written by Caradog Roberts and William Griffiths
Performed by Cantorion Cynwrig
Courtesy of Sain (Recordiau) Cyf
Under license from Sain (Recordiau) Cyf
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Difficult to watch, but really well done!
28 March 2016 | by WWJDWITHCASee all my reviews

Bettany doesn't pull any punches with this film, so don't expect some feel-good love story, and expect to feel really good about yourself when the final credits roll. This is a really nice piece of work, that speaks to how people end-up on the street, and why they stay; even if they decide to leave.

This piece is intended to make you re-think your views on homeless street people, and in my book does a really nice job. The film doesn't try to place the blame on anyone, which I really think brings the authenticity through.

I personally have not seen another motion picture that brought such resolution in my mind about street addicts; why they do it, how they got there, and what really our their choices once they partake.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 December 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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