The winner of the Grand Prix and François Chalais accolades at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, A Hero is a morality tale that follows the triumphs and the pitfalls of divorced father Rahim Soltani's misguided attempts to rehabilitate his and his family's image.
Having been imprisoned for a debt he couldn't repay, Rahim stumbles across an opportunity for redemption that's too good to miss, but his model citizen act isn't fooling everybody. Presenting ethical dilemmas at every turn, you'll be able to watch without spending a penny if you make the most of Amazon's 30-day free Prime Video trial.
Release date: Friday, January 21 (US)
Cast: Amir Jadidi, Sahar Goldust, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadr Orafaie, Sarina Farhadi
Director: Asghar Farhadi
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Sometimes you need to tell a white lie to make something good happen, but when you have a history of financial troubles and your half-truth involves a mysterious bag of treasure, well, people are going to start asking questions.
Fast-tracked from convict to local hero, a jubilant Rahim provokes his own downfall by flying much too close to the sun, his newfound status triggering a backlash that could turn a bureaucratic establishment back against him within an instant.
But would you have done anything any differently? Watching this Prime Video exclusive couldn't be easier - just sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial and watch A Hero online where you are from Friday, January 21.
Watch A Hero FREE on Amazon Prime
A Hero is an Amazon Prime Video exclusive, and you can stream it from Friday, January 21.
The only catch is that it's currently only confirmed for release on Amazon Prime Video in the US, with the film's release date in the UK, Australia and Canada not yet confirmed.
But the best news is, if you're new to the service, you can sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial that'll not only let you watch A Hero free of charge, but also get one-day delivery on purchases from Amazon's online store.
How do I get Amazon Prime Video?
Access to Prime Video, including A Hero, is included with an Amazon Prime membership. You can cancel after your first free month of Prime or continue for:
- US: $12.99 per month or $119 for the year
- UK: £7.99 per month or £79 for the year
- Canada: $7.99 per month or $79 for the year
- Australia: $6.99 per month or $59 for the year
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How to watch A Hero from abroad
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.