Spielberg and Hanks get stuck in an airport

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The Terminal

OPENS SEPTEMBER 3, CERT 12A, 128 MINS

Spielberg’s latest casts Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a confused traveller from the fictional, troubled state of Krakoshia. Poor Viktor is alone and stranded at JFK Airport when war breaks out back home during his flight to the US, leaving him with no definite nationality. It all springs from the real-life story of an Iranian who lived for several years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport (the subject, also, of Glen Luchford’s terrific 2000 film From Here To Where). This is social realism Hollywood-style: Viktor’s accent is as clich