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The Color of Paradise (1999)
"Rang-e khoda" (original title)

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Cast overview:
Hossein Mahjoub ...
Father
Mohsen Ramezani ...
Mohammad
Salameh Feyzi ...
Grandma
Farahnaz Safari ...
Big Sister
Elham Sharifi ...
Little Sister
Behzad Rafi ...
Village Teacher
Mohamad Rahmani ...
Schoolteacher
Morteza Fatemi ...
Carpenter
Kamal Mirkarimi ...
Schoolmaster
Masoome Zinati ...
Young woman
Zahra Mizani ...
Schoolteacher
Ahmed Aminian ...
Young Wife's Father
Moghadam Behboodi ...
Village Headmaster
GanAli Khorami ...
Villager
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Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. His father finally comes and takes him to their village where his sisters and granny await. The lad is a loving student of nature and longs for village life with his family, but his father is ashamed of him, wanting to farm the boy out to clear the way for marriage to a woman who knows nothing of this son. Over granny's objections, dad apprentices Mohammad far from home to a blind carpenter. Can anything bring father and son together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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7 September 2000 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

The Color of God  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$28,144 (USA) (31 March 2000)

Gross:

$1,810,145 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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Mohsen Ramezani (Mohammad) is really blind. See more »

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Mohammad: [crying] Nobody loves me because I'm blind.
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Breakthrough Film that Everyone Can Enjoy
19 October 2004 | by (Seoul, Republic of Korea) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the few films that can really touch everyone -- from the beginning to the end this movie gripped me, and made me sympathize with the main character on large levels. And not only was the film complete in its' development of the main character but it seems that each and every character that appear in this film are incredibly human and can be related to.

The story alone is touching, and with the great work done in the filming and great acting performances, this is one of the films that will really stay with me. As far as films go, this is a must see for anyone and everyone -- a film that unfolds a sad, human story as well as a great hope for the future all at the same time.


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