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The Color of Paradise (1999) More at IMDbPro »Rang-e khoda (original title)

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The Color of Paradise -- The self-serving father of a young blind boy puts his own interests ahead of his child's in this award-winning film from celebrated Iranian director Majid Majidi (The Children of Heaven).
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Release Date:
7 September 2000 (Australia) See more »
Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation... See more » | Full synopsis »
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13 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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As moving a film as you will ever see See more (89 total) »


  (in credits order)
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

Directed by
Majid Majidi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Majid Majidi  writer

Produced by
Ali Ghaemmaghami .... producer (as Ali Ghaem Maghami)
Mehdi Karimi .... producer
Mehdi Mahabadi .... producer
Mohsen Sarab .... producer
Original Music by
Alireza Kohandairy 
Cinematography by
Mohammad Davudi 
Film Editing by
Hassan Hassandoost 
Production Design by
Masood Madadi 
Asghar Nezhadimani 
Makeup Department
Mohsen Mossavi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ali Ghaemmaghami .... production manager
Ali Kalij .... production manager
Mohamad Karimi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Javad Kasehsaz .... assistant director
Behzad Rafi .... assistant director
Ali Sabzevari .... assistant director
Sound Department
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound designer
Houra Maleki .... sound edit
Yadollah Najafi .... sound recordist
Reza Narimizadeh .... sound edit
Special Effects by
Majid Soleimani .... special effects
Reza Torkaman .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Hashem Attar .... still photographer

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Also Known As:
"Rang-e khoda" - Iran (original title)
"The Color of God" - USA (review title)
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Rated PG for thematic elements
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:G (alternate rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | France:U | Germany:6 | Germany:6 (w) | Hong Kong:I | Malaysia:U | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:PG

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Selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2000 Oscars.See more »
Mohammad:[crying] Nobody loves me because I'm blind.See more »


Is the name of the movie "Rang-e Khoda" roughly or literally translated into Western languages?
Is Mohsen Ramezan playing Muhammad blind in real life?
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43 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
As moving a film as you will ever see, 28 July 2004
Author: MollieEternity from Melbourne, Australia

This is one of the most, if not the most, moving film you may ever see. The story of Mohammed will break your heart. At many points in the film even the most restrained viewer will find themselves in tears. Mohammed's hope, determination and good nature will inspire you and teach you lessons about how you face your own life. The happier scenes in the film, such as when Mohammed is playing with his sisters or spending time with his beloved grandmother, will touch you. Prepare for the ending of this film, as it will move you to tears.

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