SOUNDS GOOD! Film in Lingua Originale

Il prossimo film in lingua originale è Motherless Brooklyn, in programma al Cinema Centrale lunedì 11 novembre  alle ore 21.10.

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Motherless Brooklyn is a 2019 American neo-noir crime film written, produced, and directed by Edward Norton, based on the 1999novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. Set in 1957 New York City, the film follows a private investigator with Tourette syndrome, who must solve the murder of his mentor. Norton also stars in the film, along with Bruce WillisGugu Mbatha-RawBobby CannavaleCherry JonesAlec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe.

Although the book is set in contemporary times, Norton felt the plot and dialogue lent themselves more to a noir setting, shifting it to 1957.

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective who struggles with Tourette Syndrome and has a photographic memory, as he endeavors to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel loosens closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the luxury halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with criminals, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city…

 

Lionel Essrog: [voice over] Okay, listen. I got something wrong with me. That’s the first thing to know. I twitch and shout a lot. It makes me look like a damn freak show. But inside my head is an even bigger mess. I can’t stop twisting things around, words and sounds especially. I have to keep playing with them until they come out right.

 

Lionel Essrog: [voice over] Then I started working for Frank. Frank Minna, Private Eye. He’s the one who taught me how to use my head, turn it into a strength. He gave me a place in this crappy world, until I screwed up.