Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don’t go as planned.
“A Hero” is a 2021 Iranian drama film directed by Asghar Farhadi. The movie premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and received critical acclaim.
The film tells the story of Rahim, a man who is in jail for a debt he cannot pay. He is given a two-day leave from prison to try and find the money to pay off his debts. While on leave, he becomes a local hero when he finds a bag of gold coins and turns it into the police. However, this newfound status brings its own set of challenges and raises ethical questions about what is considered heroic in society.
The performances in the film are excellent, particularly by Amir Jadidi who portrays Rahim with nuance and depth. The cinematography is also noteworthy, with beautiful shots of the city of Shiraz. Farhadi’s direction is masterful, as he skillfully navigates the complex themes of morality, guilt, and redemption.
Overall, “A Hero” is a powerful and thought-provoking film that explores the complexities of heroism in modern society. It is a must-see for fans of Iranian cinema and anyone interested in character-driven dramas with deep social commentary.