A Hero



In prison in his homeland Iran for not being able to repay a debt, Rahim tries to convince his creditor to withdraw the accusation.

"A Hero" is an intriguing moral tale that explores themes of truth and lies, and deception and honesty. Unfortunately, the plot flatlines as the action ambles along, and the central conflict isn't allowed to hold much tension. The real story is constantly foreshadowed as elements unfold without surprise, robbing the audience of suspense and drama. The filmmaker also makes interesting observations about how reality is complicated by digital records of conversations and encounters, online content is powerfully compelling. Oh, what a tangled web.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 9th June 2022
Hi Gloss Entertainment 128 mins