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The Hero (1966)

Street Date:
February 20th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
1966
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
117 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.33:1

Audio Formats

  • Bengali LPCM Mono

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

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