«Gran Torino» tonight on TV. The 53 insults of Clint Eastwood and the homage to the famous wrestler

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June 24, 2021 – 07:27

The 2008 film, directed and starring the American director, had a great success at the box office and was enthusiastically received by critics.

of Francesco Tortora

“Gran Torino”, a 2008 film directed and starring Clint Eastwood, is on the air tonight (at 9.20 pm on Rete 4). The actor is Walt Kowalski, a Korean War veteran who worked his entire life as a factory worker at Ford in Detroit. Widowed after 50 years, Walt is grumpy and unfriendly and has bad relations with his children. It doesn’t go well with the neighbors either: most of them are Asian immigrants, hated by Kowalski. His only great passion is the Ford Gran Torino stored in the garage, a 1972 racing car that he takes care of in a maniacal way. A group of guys also try to steal his car and to defend it Walt shows that he is ready to use the hard way. But when he discovers that young Asian neighbor Thao (Bee Vang) and his sister Sue (Ahney Her) are the victims of a gang of thugs, Kowalski puts aside all prejudices and helps them get rid of the thugs. «Gran Torino» is Eastwood’s “testament” work that takes up many themes dear to the director’s cinematography, from the obsessive search for justice to the responsibility of the older generations towards the younger ones. Despite the prejudices and the bad temper, Walt’s imperative is to convey positive values ​​to the young Thao: the protagonist proves once again that example is the best antidote to contemporary cynicism. From the beginning of the film, the specter of death hovers, another recurring theme in Eastwood’s filmography. The film conquers critics and audiences. Costing 33 million dollars, “Gran Torino” collects 269 million worldwide. Waiting for the broadcast, here are 10 things you may not know.

June 24, 2021 | 07:27

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