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The Hero (2004)
"O Herói" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  13 May 2004 (Portugal)
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A 20-year veteran of the Angolan civil war returns to the capital city of Luanda where he faces the challenges of assimilation and survival.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Makena Diop ...
Vitorio (as Oumar Makena Diop)
Milton 'Santo' Coelho ...
Manu
Maria Ceiça ...
Maria Bárbara aka Judite
Patrícia Bull ...
Joana
Neuza Borges ...
Flora
Raúl Rosário
Prospero Joao
Orlando Sérgio ...
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Fernando Lupach ...
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Rute
Miguel Hurst ...
Doctor Luís
Thierry Darrigrand ...
Doctor Thierry
Nelo Helder
Adelino Caracol
João Carlos Miguel
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When he was 15, Vitório was recruited by Angolan army, where he would stay for two decades fighting. In his last mission, he was hit by a mine and lost a leg. After a long time waiting, he finally manages to secure a prothesis. With no job and unable to find his family, he faces indifference and mockery. One night, while sleeping on the street, somebody steals his prothesis. But he finds support on three people: the prostitute Judith, the boy Manu and Joana, Manu's teacher. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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24 March 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

It's an amazing film for a country where has its independence in 1975 and has no film industry. Simple story of this film shows us the main problems of Angola after 27 year long civil war. 1.5 millions of homeless and 4 millions of people who have effected from the war were made Angola another problematic like Liberia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Like the other countries in the line of middle-Africa, Angola has a struggle against the poverty as a result of past colonial experiences. Health, education problems and unemployment are storied in two peoples' life's intersection. The naiveness of the story may be the main lack of the film, but it builds an objective gaze to a post-colonial problems of African Nations. And also this film may trigger a third world national cinema industry for African Nations.


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