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Cinema: A Hero (Ghahreman) by Asghar Farhadi OmSub

Hosted by the Consul of the Munich Persian Culture Group
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Mon 04 Apr 18:15 - 20:30

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by Asghar Farhadi Protected content
127 Min, Farsi with German Subtitles

*Grand Prix winner at Cannes Festival*
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Rahim (the brilliant Amir Jadidi) is a calligrapher who was imprisoned when he could not repay a mounting debt. While Rahim is on a two-day release from his medium-security penitentiary, his girlfriend, Farkhondeh (Sahar Goldoust) presents him with a golden opportunity that will secure his release. Once he becomes a so-called free man, Rahim is flanked by his family — including a vulnerable son from a previous marriage — his adoring admirers, his weary debtors, and even his former jailers, while mounting expectations surround him like a pile of bricks. Through impeccable plot twists that play out like a life-or-death game of snakes and ladders, our hero’s days of freedom come to feel numbered.

Farhadi’s richly textured take on gossip, social media, and society’s collective downfall is funnelled through his honed knack for turning an individual story into a powerful metaphor for an entire nation.