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Gran Torino is a drama, directed in 2008. Recently widowed, the war
veteran Walt Kowalsky lives quite alone in his suburban district . His
family and he have pretty much turned away from each other and his
neighborhood mostly consists Asian Hmong-people, which Walt is
unfriendly and racist to. As Walt saves his neighbor-family from a
criminal Hmong-gang he makes friends with his neighbors reluctantly.
After that the young neighbor guy Thao works for him, because he tried
to steal Walt's car, the Gran Torino. Thao is feeling sorry for it, but
he was forced to the test of courage by his cousin, who is the leader
of the Hmong-gang. Because of this Walt is able to see how Thao and his
family really are. Thao is polite, hardworking and intelligent, but he
isn't a real man, so Walt decides to show him how to be. He finds work
for Thao , but the gang hits Thao and a bloody fight between Walt and
his neighbor family on the one side and the gang on the other side...
Clint Eastwood, who is director and main actor in one, understands in really well to fascinate the viewer with his charismatic and realistic acted character. Also the other rolls are very good casted. Gran Torino gets along without any big special effects, but with good fitting soundtrack and great plot.
Watch this movie! I'd give it 9 of 10 stars.