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Gran Torino Hits European Theatres by Storm

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By Kevin Stoda, Germany


German cinema is raving about the somewhat forgotten (in the USA-only) 2008 film GRAN TORINO from Clint Eastwood.


The world is craving films about more average and genuine American lives—and believe it or not, the dysfunctional families in a former-big-gas-guzzling-car manufacturing boomtown in Michigan offer such an insight of (view of) America!


This thirst for good and more genuine stories, i.e. which reflect the width and breadth of the American experience, especially in our economic-shell-shocked age, is very strong around the globe.


Particularly, the racist wars with Muslims and Arabs have spawned this interest in the American saga of multicultural and multi-generational integration.


I went to the early showing of the film, GRAN TORINO, last night at Castle Biebrich.  [Yes, this movie theater is really a nice castle on the Rhine River where classic films are studied on a regular basis.



This particular 6:30pm showing was the premier of the English language version (with German subtitles) of GRAN TORINO in Germany. 

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