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The hero = Nayak

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  • DVD FOREIGN (CEN)

Edition

DVD special edition.

Languages

In Bengali, with English subtitles.

Performers

Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2018]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (117 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

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 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.

Notes

Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.

Special features: New, restored 2K digital transfer ; new program featuring an interview from 2008 with actor Sharmila Tagore ; new program featuring film scholar Meheli Sen ; new English subtitle translation.

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