A Hero

A masterfully constructed thriller by Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) about a prisoner who tries to buy his way out of prison during a short parole.

Please note that this film is in Persian, with Dutch subtitles.
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It’s difficult not to empathise with affable, gentle-manned Rahim, a traditional sign-maker imprisoned for an unpaid debt to his former brother-in-law. His family are delighted when he surprises them with two days of leave and have no idea that he plans to repay his debt with a bag of gold coins his girlfriend found on a bus. Yet his decision has unexpected consequences, spiralling from a moment of redemption into chaos. As Farhadi gradually – and with characteristically forensic detail – unravels the plot, he underlines that stories too are constructions, and can easily be co-opted; truth really depends on where you stand. So, what truly makes a hero? Ability, honesty or simply the power to control the narrative? Co-winner of the Grand Prix du Jury at the Festival de Cannes. (source: BFI London Film Festival)

Asghar Farhadi, Iran, 2021, 127 min. Persian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Ehsan Goodarzi.