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GenreDrama, Thriller
Director(s)Asghar Farhadi
Writer(s)Asghar Farhadi
CountryFrance, Iran
Running Time2HR 8MINS
SeasonMain Programme

A Hero is a Persian language drama in which a man's plan to secure his release from debtor's prison spirals out of control.

Written and directed by acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the story follows imprisoned calligrapher Rahim who was jailed for a debt he couldn’t repay. When Rahim is given two days leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint, but things don’t go as planned…

Farhadi is the master-storyteller behind Oscar-winners A Separation (2011) and The Salesman (2016), and he crafts a similarly twisty, tangled plot with A Hero. A powerful, complex exploration of no good deed going unpunished, A Hero is a rich account of the slippery slopes of morality, which took home the Grand Prix award at 2021’s Cannes Film Festival.

"A superb morality play that immerses us deeply in a society's values and rituals and keeps us guessing right to its powerful final shot." - Time Out 

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