BEIJING, Jan. 16 -- Steven Spielberg's "The
Terminal", starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, hits Chinese cinemas
Hanks plays an immigrant fleeing the war that ravages
his tiny Eastern European homeland, who finds himself stuck in the terminal of
one of New York City's airports.
His landing coincides with the point at which the war
causes his nation of origin to no longer exist, meaning that his passport and
paperwork are no longer valid.
As a man without a home, he takes up residence in the
terminal itself, befriending the staff of the airport, and falling in love with
an airline flight attendant, played by Zeta-Jones.
Hanks say he made the film because he was taken by
the originality of the story.