The Hero (O Heroi) NR

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O Heroi tells the story of Angola, a nation attempting to reconstruct itself after 40 continual years of anti-colonial and civil warfare, through the story of a veteran who has lost his leg, a prostitute who has lost a child and an orphaned boy.

Starring:
Makena Diop, Milton 'Santo' Coelho
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

The Hero (O Heroi)

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Genres Military & War, Drama, International
Director Zézé Gamboa
Starring Makena Diop, Milton 'Santo' Coelho
Supporting actors Maria Ceiça, Patrícia Bull, Neuza Borges, Raúl Rosário, Prospero Joao, Orlando Sérgio, Fernando Lupach, Catarina Matos, Miguel Hurst, Thierry Darrigrand, Nelo Helder, Adelino Caracol, Joăo Carlos Miguel, Mateus Salvador
Studio CreateSpace
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Tinsey on October 5, 2009
Format: DVD
This film is about a war veteran's struggle to find work, dignity, and a new life in post-war Angola. As a former military hero, Vitorio's former dreams of a fair and just country prove elusive in present day Luanda. Fellow citizens show little veneration for this once-great commander now limb-less and homeless. Against his mounting challenges however, his circumstances begin to change and provide him hope for a better tomorrow.

If interested in Lusophone African countries this film is a must see. The war in Angola, pre and post independence, was one of the bloodiest in Africa. This film gives great insight of the lives of most Angolans- a life void of the luxury and decadence of the ruling class.

Related films- Cuban African Odyssey (a documentary must see to understanding the modern Angola and the Cold War in Africa)
Cuba: An African Odyssey
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By R Ber on January 4, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
To see if you want to get a feel for what the Angolan's went through during their civil war. It made me want to Wiki search the country and the conflict.
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