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, Vitorio learns no one wants to give a thirtysomething veteran with no work experience a job, and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite the film's obviousness, it does illustrate the many ways war rends society."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, 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."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The Hero is unassuming and confidently directed for a first feature."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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