US 2018, 131 min., Comedy/Drama
director: Peter Farrelly
with: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
In the 1960s, the Italian American Tony ‘Lip’ is working as a bouncer in a club in New York. When the club is closed for renovations, Tony is hired by the African American pianist Dr. Shirley as a driver and personal assistant for a concert tour through the Southern states of the US. During their two months of travel, the civilised, sophisticated Dr. Shirley and the crude, practical Tony argue with each other, learn from one another and together the two men must face the predominant racism of the South. On the road they are supported by the “Green Book”, a traveller’s guide to the few restaurants and motels that are willing to serve African Americans during the segregation.
A very moving film that won this year’s Best Picture at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.