Il prossimo film in lingua originale è The Mule, in programma al Cinema Centrale lunedì 11 febbraio ore 18.50 e martedì 12 ore 21.20

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The Mule is a 2018 American crime drama film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also plays the lead role as Earl Stone, based on Leo Sharp, a 90-year-old war veteran who worked as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.  The screenplay, by Nick Schenk, is based on The New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick, which recounts the true story of Leo Sharp.

Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is an elderly horticulturist and Korean War veteran who is broke, alone, facing financial ruin. Long estranged from his ex-wife (Dianne Weist) and the daughter (Alison Eastwood) he ignored during his marriage, Earl’s only family connection left is his granddaughter (Taissa Farmiga), who is about to get married. Desperate for money, he becomes a “mule” transporting cocaine through Illinois for the Sinaloa Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel. Facing little suspicion due to his age, race, spotless criminal history and strict adherence to driving laws, Earl is soon trusted with huge amounts of drugs and paid equally large amounts of cash. With the money he obtains from drug-running, he pays for renovations of the local VFW *Post and his granddaughter’s wedding and education. He becomes friendly with the cartel members, who call him Tata (“grandfather”). Meanwhile,  Drug Enforcement Administration agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper) and his task force are narrowing in on the cartel’s deliveries to Chicago….

Even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him:

Earl Stone: Family is the most important thing. Don’t do what I did. I put work in front of family. I thought it was more important to be somebody out there than the failure I was in my own home.

Earl Stone: I was a terrible father, a terrible husband. I blew my chance. I didn’t deserve forgiveness. This is the last one. So help me God, this is the last one. For what it’s worth, I’m sorry for everything.

* VFW = Veterans of Foreign Wars