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The Hero (O Herói)

The Hero (O Herói) (2005)

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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,

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

March 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Offoffoff
Offoffoff

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.

March 23, 2005 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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

March 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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