A Hero

A Hero

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Grand Prix winner at Cannes 2021 from renowned filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), following a man in prison because of unpaid debt. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw the complaint.

2022Rating: PG-13127 minsFrance, Iran
DramaThrillerFestival & Independent

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Winner of last year’s Cannes Grand Prix, this tense, spiraling drama about a man on two-day leave from debtor’s prison is a tight, tangled web of dignity and deception from one of Iran’s most celebrated directors.
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Film Threat

Film Threat

Amir Jadidi delivers an outstanding performance as Rahim...

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The Times

The Times

A competent and sometimes convoluted morality play anchored by a sympathetic performance from... Amir Jadidi

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

A deliciously ironic, exquisitely complex and mysteriously stirring tale...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The plot holes are obvious from the outset.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A very fine film about honesty, honor and the price of freedom.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film is a demonstrative examination of the way our raising of heroes onto social media pedestals diminishes the messy, sometimes impenetrable truth of human lives.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A soulful reflection on the morality of crime.

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Farhadi might not be a filmmaker you expect to tackle the emotional ramifications of social media, but in his low-key way, he manages to spin Rahim's diffidence into a shrewd portrait of how random faces in the crowd can sow doubt.

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