Rahim is on two day release from jail, serving a sentence for a debt he couldn’t repay. During his release he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint in exchange for paying back part of the debt. He plans to do this with some gold coins which his girlfriend found in the street. When that doesn’t work out Rahim comes up with another idea to secure his freedom. Initially the plan works perfectly but slowly things begin to turn and Rahim is confronted with a crisis he would never have imagined.
A Hero, the latest from Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is a knotted tale of morality, humanity and the ease with which social media can flip public perception.
Director: Asghar Farhadi.
Cast: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy.
Toronto International Film Festival 2021
BFI London Film Festival 2021
Cannes Film Festival 2021
Winner - Grand Prix Competition; Cannes Film Festival 2021
‘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.’Dave Calhoun, Time Out
‘Part of the movie's brilliance is in how it questions the very concept of a good deed.’A.A. Dowd, AV Club