Attention to moral issues and concepts is always current in Asghar Farhadi's films. Farhadi bases the subjects of his films on the moral norms of society and each time speaks with a detailed look at the immoral consequences and hesitation in the sensitive moments of life.
Farhadi Depicts a potential that is not limited to the Iranian audience. He well removes these moral dilemmas from the heart of the society in which he lives and turns them into films with the right payment. Farhadi analyzes social issues and situations with high intelligence and ability and can reach the depths by layering an event and incident from the surface.
Farhadi continues this process again in "Hero" and the ethical look is very prominent in his film. In "The Hero," it advances the struggle between goodness and judgment, and adds other dimensions to the film. The moral conflicts of the characters continue from the beginning to the end of the film, and each time the main character of the film faces a serious challenge. Farhadi's latest work is very close to the contemporary spirit of the society and the actions and interactions of the characters with each other are narrated in a context full of suspicion, pessimism and misunderstanding.
Slippery And the instability of the events forms the story of the "hero". There is no fixed situation and the director has based the story on the fluidity of the events. Rahim is on leave for a few days and wants to pay his debt to his creditor in this short time in order to get rid of prison.
Rahim is a simple and pure young man who He likes to build his life on morality. Of course, as the film tells us, Rahim does not have a very white past, and he hears from his creditor several times the taunts and taunts about the calamity he has inflicted on his ex-wife.
This is an important and vital moment for Rahim. Rahim finds himself in a dichotomy between good and evil, the temptation to be free with illegitimate money, and the continuation of imprisonment with a clear conscience. Rahim's decision is crucial at this juncture. But he, who seems to have changed in prison, does not want to pay his debts with money whose owner is unknown.
So Rahim seeks to find the owner of the bag and apparently for His good work does not seek to be seen. He gives the prison phone but has not done so with prior planning. Rahim just wants to do the right thing, and doing so is important to him.
Does without any special expectations. Delivering the bag to its owner does not go unnoticed by the prison authorities, and they decide to make Rahim a hero with a show and a lot of Rahim. In an immoral society, living morally is a great value, and now Rahim has become the hero of the city by delivering that bag and not selling those coins at the height of need.
In a theatrical community, everyone is looking to show themselves. Prison officials want to show the situation of the prison and the prisoners well through Rahim, and Rahim does not like to be popular and famous through the media. This temptation to be seen, however, has bad consequences for everyone. The media always acts like a double-edged sword, it can either take a person to the peak of his popularity or he can hit him on the head with his head.
The first mistake in this Show off happens. Rahim and the prison warden enter a vicious and challenging cycle to show everything well through the media. They deliberately want to show themselves well and thus improve their position in society and in public opinion.
Rahim, who did not think of such a thing to do his job. Now he has the temptation to be seen. He wants everyone to see his goodness and be the hero of the city. But he did not think about the consequences. Sometimes the first error paves the way for the next wrong path.
distortion of reality
Rahim, with the help of prison officials, catches himself in the aftermath by changing part of the truth. Distortion of reality is not a very important issue in his view, but this trivial and insignificant issue becomes a big problem. In Farhadi's films, a small mistake, slip and mistake are a big crisis. The director is warning that one should be careful about small slips and mistakes as well, because the first mistake can be the last mistake.
Rahim does not want to say in front of the TV cameras That his favorite girl finds the bag and tells the first lie in front of the TV cameras when he is confronted with the green light of a prison staff member to change the reality. In front of the camera, Rahim changes part of the reality and does not know what heavy consequences this small change of reality will have for him.
In the first scene, everything is fine. It seems. With the airing of the TV movie, Rahim becomes the hero of the city overnight and everyone puts him on their heads. He has become a popular figure in the city, and charities are working to sort out his debt. Appreciation comes and turns Rahim from anonymous to a famous person. Just like when his son on the age can not clearly define his father and no one understands his balconies. So Rahim's path to heroism has its ups and downs. It seems that he is not going to stay at the top forever, but the time to fall is coming very soon.
Spiritual teachers and enlightened people believe that the most stable principle in life is instability they know. That is, in a world where everything is changing, he cannot rely on anything fixed and definite. It is not clear what tomorrow, the turn of time and destiny, will do to man yesterday, and this is what will happen to Rahim.
Rahim will reach the carpet from the throne in the shortest possible time. He suddenly falls from the peak of his popularity to the bottom of the valley, and this time he is faced with a flood of misplaced judgments. Yesterday's hero becomes today's hated character in a few days. Rahim reaches the abyss a short distance from the climax and seeks to restore his lost reputation.
Define the second lie, which is a bigger lie, to the employer. He knows he did the right thing, but society does not look at him with optimism, and now his insistence on being good is tying his destiny to evil.
Although the egg The taxi driver planted the scene and the lie in Rahim's mind, and this time Rahim is in charge of doing it. Rahim wants to prove that he is good and to get the job he wants in any way he can. He has no clue about the owner of the bag, so he decides to deceive the other side this time by distorting the truth.
It did not seem so, but this time he is forced to lie with the previous intent and to deceive his opponent. Rahim is forced to do something worse to cover up his previous work. Rahim entered the game unintentionally and now he is advancing the game himself and does not think much about the consequences of his work.
The same media that took Rahim to the throne shows him the other side. His creditor daughter spreads material against Rahim in cyberspace and raises suspicions against Rahim. In a society where lies and hypocrisy take precedence, Rahim must prove himself. He chooses a bad way to prove himself good. He fights and, with the help of the taxi driver, struggles again to get the job he needs. Rahim is not a liar, and every time he is in a lying position, that false word wraps around his arms and legs and pulls him back.
Rahim Helpless, desperate and angry, he seeks the culprit. Not only has his good deeds gone unrewarded, but he is now being accused and slandered by others. Now in a complex city where all the good deeds that Amir and the prison officials had maneuvered on were nothing more than staging.
Rahim after failing to obtain The required job gets involved with Bajanagh, and soon a video of his fight is spread in cyberspace. Yesterday's hero has become today's immoral man; Pessimistic glances are directed at Rahim, and fingers are pointed at him.
From now on, the issue of Rahim's reputation is at stake. He no longer wants the job he wants and comes to the field to prove his legitimacy. Now Rahim is out of passivity and has stepped on the battlefield. These flips have woken Rahim from a rabbit's sleep.
He has just woken up and realized that this futile game and dramatic heroism will not work for him. The charity is looking to get his donations back, and prison officials have left Rahim behind. Even the relatives of his beloved daughter, who once treated him with respect, now use the worst words for him. Amir, helpless and alone, seeks to restore his lost reputation. From now on, he comes to his senses and wants to pull himself out of this ridiculous show. From the second half of the film, Rahim is no longer the optimistic and simple-hearted man in the first film.
It becomes a scene. Something he could not do until that moment. Rahim's violent treatment is the culmination of his outrage against the people around him and the systems and institutions that have made him a toy.
. He is just looking to restore his dignity and he wants to prove himself. He puts a trunk in front of everything so that he is not abused any more. Rahim is aware of the consequences of his resistance, but no longer wants to be part of a ridiculous show.
Rahim's growth and awarenessstyle="text-align: justify;"> Rahim grows and grows throughout the film with all these events. At the end of the film, we see him with a changed appearance in the dark entrance hall of the prison. He is supposed to go to prison but he is not upset. He has a smile on his face and a light-hearted look. Rahim's change of appearance is a sign of his inner change.
Although he sits on the dark side of the image, he has a clear conscience. Rahim, who one day found himself in the middle of an unwanted game, no longer wanted his son to continue that game. Once and for all, he stood up to these endless shows and to these judging audiences and finished the job. The insatiable eyes of the viewers in cyberspace are ready to swallow anything, and at any moment they can ruin lives. Rahim pulled his son out of the play and out of the hungry eyes of the audience. He did not allow his son to be the victim and the next subject of this nauseating show.
Rahim is now a real hero. However, no one knows about his heroism anymore and nowhere does his work sound like a trumpet. But it does not matter, as soon as one knows that one has done the best work, it is enough. Rahim is the hero of his life this time. He knows this better than anyone. He realizes the greatness of what he has done and therefore feels great and happy from within. Rahim no longer insists on proving himself, and as soon as he knows that he is on the side of light, it is enough for him. Rahim will no longer be a toy. He is in front of Rahim, the light, and he knows that tomorrow, no matter how hard it is, he will move from it to the light.