Gran Torino

Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film costars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang and Ahney Her. This was Eastwoods first starring role since 2004s Million Dollar Baby. The film features a large Hmong American cast, as well as one of Eastwoods younger sons, Scott. Eastwoods oldest son, Kyle, provided the score. Gran Torino opened via a limited theatrical release in North America on December 12, 2008, and later to a worldwide release on January 9, 2009. Set in Detroit, Michigan, it is the first mainstream American film to feature Hmong Americans. Many Lao Hmong war refugees resettled in the U.S. following the communist takeover of Laos in 1975.

Walt Kowalski Clint Eastwood is a cantankerous, retired Polish American assembly line worker and Korean War veteran, who has recently been widowed after 50 years of marriage, causing him to be a lapsed Catholic. His Highland Park, Michigan neighborhood in the Detroit area, formerly populated by working class white families, is now dominated by poor Asian immigrants, and gang violence is commonplace. Adding to the isolation he feels is the emotional detachment of his family.He rejects a suggestion from one of his sons to move to a retirement community sensing they want his home and possessions, and lives alone with his elderly dog, Daisy. A chronic smoker, Walt suffers from coughing fits, occasionally coughing up blood, but conceals this from his family. Catholic priest Father Janovich Christopher Carley tries to comfort him, but Walt disdains the young, inexperienced man. ........

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