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O Herói ()


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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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Makena Diop ...
Vitorio (as Oumar Makena Diop)
Milton 'Santo' Coelho ...
Manu
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Maria Bárbara aka Judite
Patrícia Bull ...
Joana
Neusa Borges ...
Flora (as Neuza Borges)
Raúl Rosário
Prospero Joao
Orlando Sérgio ...
Minister
Fernando Lupach ...
(as Fernando Ferreira)
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Rute
Miguel Hurst ...
Doctor Luís
Thierry Darrigrand ...
Doctor Thierry
Nelo Helder
Adelino Caracol
João Carlos Miguel
Mateus Salvador ...
Manu's Father

Directed by

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Zézé Gamboa

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Carla Baptista ... ()
 
Pierre-Marie Goulet ... ()
 
Fernando Vendrell ... ()

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François d'Artemare ... co-producer
Catarina Fortes ... executive producer
Tony Gamboa ... co-producer
Fernando Vendrell ... producer

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David Linx
Diederik Wissels

Cinematography by

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Mario Masini

Film Editing by

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Anna Ruiz

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Pascal Latil ... assistant editor

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Lucha d'Orey

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Lucha d'Orey

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Ian Swann ... key makeup artist

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Paula Ribas ... production manager

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Nuno Milagre ... first assistant director

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Cesário Monteiro ... poster design

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Gita Cerveira ... sound
François Fayard ... sound editor
François Groult ... re-recording mixer

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Jean-Marc Mouligne ... special effects

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Mateus Salvador ... stunt double

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Luís Apura ... gaffer
João Guerra ... assistant camera
Rui Xavier ... still photographer

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Telmo Churro ... script supervisor
Taylor Krauss ... intern
Cesário Monteiro ... graphic artist/poster

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Hero (World-wide, English title)
  • El héroe (Argentina)
  • Герой (Russia)
  • Bohater (Poland)
  • A hős (Hungary)
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  • 97 min
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