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Green Book at the Odeon Cinema
February 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm€7
New York City, in 1962. Tony Vallelonga, called Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), is a bouncer in Copacabana, but the restaurant has to close for two months because of the renovation works. Tony has a wife and two children, and must find ways to make ends meet for those two months. The good opportunity comes in the form of Dr. Donald Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a musician who is about to leave for a concert tour with his trio through the Southern States, from Iowa to Mississippi. Too bad that Shirley is African American, in an age when black skin was not welcome, especially in the Southern United States. And that Tony, Italian-American grew up with the idea that blacks are animals, has developed towards them a good dose of racism.
The black musician is educated, speaks many languages, dresses like a dandy and does not bear vulgarity and baseness, while Tony Lip is ignorant, speaks with a heavy accent of the Bronx studded with pseudo-italian expressions, always eats fast food with his hands and hands gladly. But also for this Tony is the right man to accompany the refined musician of color and solve in his own way the many problems that the unlikely duo will encounter along the way.
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