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Gran Torino Hits European Theatres by Storm

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By Kevin Stoda, Germany


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German cinema is raving about the somewhat forgotten (in the USA-only) 2008 film GRAN TORINO from Clint Eastwood. http://www.filmstarts.de/kritiken/99782-Gran-Torino.html


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!

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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.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiesbaden-Biebrich

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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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KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)

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