With Cry Macho, Clint Eastwood shakes the certainties of America’s tired heroes

Stetson, horses, dusty roads and promises of salvation are on the program of this film, where the actor-director mourns the world of cowboys.

Cry Macho, Clint Eastwood’s new feature film, is revealed in a trailer. We discover a former rodeo star (Clint Eastwood) following in the footsteps of the son of one of his former bosses whom he must bring back from Mexico where he lives with his alcoholic mother. Stetson, horses, dusty roads and promises of salvation are on the program. All accompanied by a cover of the soundtrack of Mission, that Ennio Morricone signed in 1986. The stage is set. Will Clint Eastwood find redemption in this new production of which he is both the director and the main actor? Response in French theaters on November 10. But the title, “Pleure macho”, is already quite a program for the old cowboy of Sunset Boulevard who grits his teeth like never before. In particular when he launches to his young acolyte: “I’ll tell you something: wanting to be a macho today is ridiculous ”.

The film, which wrapped filming in New Mexico in December, marks Clint Eastwood’s new collaboration with Warner Bros., after The Richard Jewell Case, released in February 2020. The filmmaker’s latest film, based on a true story, focused on this former policeman, first celebrated as a hero for having found the backpack containing an explosive device in Atlanta during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The explosion left two dead and over one hundred injured. Even if his alert had made it possible to shelter hundreds of people, Richard Jewell was very quickly suspected. For Cry Macho, Clint Eastwood therefore drew his inspiration from a work of fiction.

Now in his nineties, the filmmaker does not seem to have decided to put his camera down. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, Clint Eastwood has more than fifty films to his credit. The Oscar-winning star, who has seen almost one film a year for the past twenty years, is still not talking about retirement. Among his greatest successes, Ruthless, Bird, The Madison Road, A perfect world, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino or more recently The mule.


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