Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Gran Torino is another magical movie made by a great actor and filmmaker Clint Eatwood.Some critics say that this movie is about the new age of America, some say it is a cinema of Barrack of Obama; whereas others state it is a new genre of drama movies that is targeted to hit box office in the sates. I think this movie simply belongs to an intelligent cinema remarkably made by a master of filmmaking called Clint Eastwood.
It is true that we have missed to watch good films coming from the sates, although Gran Torino shifts to the genre of realistic films. The movie is a 2008 American drama film directed ,produced and starring by Clint Eastwood.Its story talks about a Korean veteran haunted by memories of the war conflict. “A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighbourhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from his neighbourhood attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino.”
The leading role chosen by Clint Eastwood is Walt Kowalski who has a beautiful car called Gran Torino planned unfortunately to be stolen by Hmong neighbors and precisely by a shy Thao Vang Lor (Bee Vang). His feisty sister Sue (Ahney Her) succeeds to be a friend of Mr. Kowalski who in turn becomes nearly a member of Hmong .Lately in the movie, he heroically dies for them.
What strikes me most is the final scene when Mr. Kowalski prepares himself to revenge his neighbors. Technically speaking, Nick Schenk,the screenplay is intelligent to make us thought that Mr. Kowalski is going to revenge his neighbors by using all reversed techniques like for example asking his intimate barber to borrow him his razor and the locking up young thomg into Walt ‘s house to prevent him to do any tragic mistakes .All reveals a brilliant style o film writing. We have the impression that the protagonist is going to shed blood through an unpitiful armada ,but in fact, by our surprise and deceit Mr. Kowalski is killed and therefore this latter was preparing to die may be to get rid of horrible images of his past and also for his principles to die as a man.
Allal El Alaoui