The Hero (O Herói) (2005)

The Hero (O Herói)




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The physical and emotional toll of Angola's civil war -- a conflict which spanned nearly four decades -- sets the stage for this powerful drama. Vitorio (Oumar Makena Diop) volunteered for the army when he was a 15-year-old seminary student. Twenty years later, he lost his leg in an explosion only a few months before the war finally ground to a halt, and after a long stay in a military hospital, Vitorio was finally given an artificial leg and released. However, after returning home to Luanda, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2005
Top Critic

Despite the film's obviousness, it does illustrate the many ways war rends society.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005

An emotionally involving drama set in Angola about the valiant and unheralded heroism of poor people struggling to survive after a thirty year civil war.

Full Review… | March 23, 2005
Spirituality and Practice

The Hero is unassuming and confidently directed for a first feature.

Full Review… | March 9, 2005
Slant Magazine

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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