It's Illegal, But It's Okay

It's Illegal, But It's Okay

by Emilio Boechat

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Overview

There are stories that could only happen in New York City. Where else would all those people get along: a Brazilian, an Iranian, two Mexican brothers, an old Korean lady and an American couple? In this anarchic comedy about clash of cultures, intolerance, romance and impossible dreams, nothing is what it seems and nobody is all good or all bad.
Full of twists, this politically incorrect story will surprise you all the way until its completely unexpected finale.
Fagner is a Brazilian young man who lives illegally in New York City. He works for Oman in his "Down by the Nile River” Deli. Oman is Iranian but he is often mistaken for any other person from the Middle East, which makes him very angry. Fagner hangs out with Rico, his best friend. Rico is a Mexican pothead and likes to brag about being brother of a drug dealer, Carlos. Oman and Rico don’t like each other. Oman complains that Rico distracts Fagner from his work. In turn, Rico thinks that Oman exploits Fagner.
But the real mess starts when Fagner falls in love with Rachel, an actress not very talented, who works at a shoe store and likes to smoke a joint. Rachel dates an Italian American immigrant inspector, Tony. He hates aliens, like Fagner, and in addition he has an aversion to immigrants like Oman and Rico.
What a jumble!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152399974
Publisher: Emilio Boechat
Publication date: 11/16/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 328 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

EMILIO BOECHAT é dramaturgo indicado ao Troféu Mambembe de Melhor Autor em 1999 pela peça Eu Era Tudo Pra Ela & Ela Me Deixou - peça da qual originou o personagem vencedor do Prêmio Multishow do Bom Humor, em 1998, interpretado pelo ator Marcelo Médici. É autor de comédias como Camila Baker, Lives In Concert (indicada aos prêmios APETESP e SHELL); Luluzinhas e Tudo de Mim. Camila Baker ganhou várias remontagens pelo Brasil e em Portugal. Em 2005, teve elenco estrelado, com Daniel Boaventura, Leonardo Brício, Marcos Mion, Otávio Muller e Danton Mello. Eu Era Tudo Pra Ela & Ela Me Deixou foi remontada em 2011 por Marcelo Médici. Em televisão, Emilio Boechat já passou pela Rede Globo (Angel Mix e Zorra Total, 1999), Bandeirantes/ RGB (Floribella, 2005 e Floribella 2, 2006), GNT (Mulheres Possíveis 2007/ 2008/ 2009), Multishow (Na Fama Na Lama, 2011). Desenvolveu para a FremantleMedia Marcas Da Vida (2010/2011), docudrama exibido na Rede Record (2011). Desde 2006 é contratado dessa emissora, onde já escreveu e colaborou para as novelas Luz do Sol, Amor e Intrigas, Os Mutantes, Promessas de Amor, Bela A Feia, Rebelde 1ª e 2ª temporadas (que assumiu como autor principal nos quatro últimos meses no ar), Pecado Mortal, de Carlos Lombardi, o especial de fim de ano Balada, Baladão (2010), e a minissérie bíblica Rei Davi (2011/ 2012). Faz parte da equipe de Os Dez Mandamentos e participa da criação da 2a Temporada. Em cinema, escreveu com Marilia Toledo o longa-metragem Lascados, O Filme, estrelado por Paloma Bernardi e Chay Suede, e o roteiro da comédia romântica O Galã, (título provisório) para a Ramalho Filmes. Foi um dos roteiristas do filme Os Dez Mandamentos, lançado em janeiro de 2016, e sua série de humor A Secretária Do Presidente, produzida pela Mixer, tem estreia também em 2016, no Canal Multishow. EMILIO BOECHAT is a best playwright nominee for Troféu Mambembe in 1999 with his play Eu Era Tudo Pra Ela & Ela Me Deixou from which originated the 1998’s Prêmio Multishow do Bom Humor character winner performed by the actor Marcelo Médici. He is the author of comedies as Camila Baker, Lives In Concert (a best play nominee for the awards APETESP and SHELL), Luluzinhas, and Tudo de Mim. Camila Baker was lengthily performed throughout Brazil and Portugal, in 2005, the play was back on stage starring well-known actors: Daniel Boaventura, Leonardo Brício, Marcos Mion, Otávio Muller, and Danton Mello. Eu Era Tudo Pra Ela & Ela Me Deixou got a new production in 2011 performed by Marcelo Médici. As a TV writer, Emilio has scripted for many TV Stations and Channels, including Rede Globo (Angel Mix and Zorra Total, 1999), Bandeirantes/ RGB (Floribella, 2005 and Floribella 2, 2006), GNT (Mulheres Possíveis 2007/ 2008/ 2009), Multishow (Na Fama Na Lama, 2011). For FremantleMedia created the docudrama Marcas Da Vida (2010/2011) aired by Rede Record (2011), where since 2006 has written and collaborated for soap operas such as Luz do Sol, Amor e Intrigas, Os Mutantes, Promessas de Amor, Bela A Feia, Rebelde seasons 1 and 2 (becoming the main author of its four last months on the air); Pecado Mortal, directed by Carlos Lombardi; the year-end special Balada, Baladão (2010), and a biblical miniseries Rei Davi (2011/ 2012). At present, Emilio is a member of Os Dez Mandamentos team writing its second season. For the big screen, he wrote with Marilia Toledo, Lascados, O Filme, performed by Paloma Bernardi and Chay Suede and the romantic comedy for Ramalho Filmes “O Galã” (working title). Besides being one of the screenwriters of Os Dez Mandamentos, released in January 2016, his comedy series A Secretária Do Presidente, produced by Mixer, is also due to be released by the cable channel Multishow this year.

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