The Hero (2004 film)

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The Hero
The Hero poster.jpg
French theatrical poster.
Directed by Zézé Gamboa
Produced by Fernando Vendrell
Written by Carla Baptista
Pierre-Marie Goulet
Fernando Vendrell
Starring Oumar Makena Diop
Milton 'Santo' Coelho
Maria Ceiça
Music by David Linx
Diederik Wissels
Cinematography Mario Masini
Edited by Anna Ruiz
Release date
  • May 18, 2004 (2004-05-18) (Cannes)
  • December 7, 2005 (2005-12-07) (France)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Angola
Language Portuguese

The Hero (Portuguese: O Herói) is a film about the life of average Angolans after the Angolan Civil War. The film follows the lives of four individuals; Vitório, a war veteran crippled by a landmine who returns to Luanda, Manu, a young boy searching for his soldier father, Joana, a teacher who mentors the boy, and Judite (later known as Maria Barbara), a prostitute who begins a romantic relationship with Vitório. Directed by Zézé Gamboa, The Hero won the 2005 Sundance World Dramatic Cinema Jury Grand Prize. It is a joint Angolan, Portuguese, French production, but was filmed entirely in Angola.[1]


  1. ^ The Hero California Newsreel

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