More than ever faithful to his obsessions, the actor-director embarks at the age of 91 in Mexico to save a kid.
“I have been a lot of things”, Eastwood responds to his young protege who calls him a macho in the well-named trailer Cry Macho, his new film as a director. To the sound of music by Mission Ennio Morricone, Eastwood films himself under the hat of Mike Milo, a former rodeo champion who left for Mexico to find the missing son of one of his old friends. Three years later The mule, and two years after the magnificent Richard jewell, here is a new border road trip which takes place in 1979 and whose subject evokes Rambo: Last Blood, but in the Eastwoodian way: twilight, necessarily, and apparently warm in the father-son relationship that the filmmaker likes to explore so much (The Warmaster, Gran Torino). For the record, this is the adaptation of a novel published in 1975 by N. Richard Nash (author of the play The Rainmaker, adapted in 1956 with Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn), and its cinema adaptation was first to be done in the early 2000s with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role. Now in the hands of Eastwood, whose subject suits him so wonderfully, Cry Macho will be released on November 10 in France.