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The Hero

Spine #911



Release:
Feb 20, 2018
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Bengali PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The Hero

Other Versions:

Original release


Directed By: Satyajit Ray
Licensor: The RDB Organization




In this psychologically rich character study, written and directed by Satyajit Ray, Bengali film star Uttam Kumar draws on his real-world celebrity to play Arindam Mukherjee, a matinee idol on the brink of his first flop. When Mukherjee boards an overnight train to Delhi to accept an award, a journalist (Sharmila Tagore) approaches him seeking an exclusive interview, which initiates a conversation that sends the actor reeling down a path of self-examination. Seamlessly integrating rueful flashbacks and surreal dream sequences with the quietly revelatory stories of the train’s other passengers, The Hero is a graceful meditation on art, fame, and regret from one of world cinema’s most keenly perceptive filmmakers.

Supplements
  • Interview from 2008 with actor Sharmila Tagore
  • New program featuring film scholar Meheli Sen
  • An essay by author Pico Iyer and a 1980 tribute to Kumar by Satyajit Ray

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