Première really liked this drama at the last Cannes film festival.
“With A hero, Asghar Farhadi rediscovers the stifling intensity ofA separation“, we wrote in our review following its screening at the 74th Cannes Festival. If the film lacks a little emotion to match the winner of the Berlin Golden Bear, the Oscar and the César for best foreign film 2012, it is more successful thanEverybody Knows, his drama shot in Spain with Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Marking the filmmaker’s return to Iran, he follows Rahim (Amir Jadidi) to prison because of a debt he has not been able to repay. Obtaining a short permission, he has only a few hours to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum, which he is able to repay after finding in the street a bag full of gold. . But as we can see from these first images of the film, the negotiations will be more difficult than expected, Rahim finally deciding to return the money, thus passing for a hero … before being overtaken by his supposed lies.
A hero is due out on December 15 at theaters. Here is his trailer:
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