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Gran Torino
Clint Eastwood

This movie drama tackles prejudice and violence in the modern day USA: Protagonist Walt is an old man, a veteran of the US-Korean War, recently widowed. One day Thao, a young Hmong American, is pressured into stealing Walt’s car but when the attempt fails, the grumpy old man and the boy cannot help but grow fond of each other, very much despite mutual prejudice.

· · 2009

Critical edition

Gran Torino. Directed by Clint Eastwood, Warner Bros., 2008. 116 min., FSK 12

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg