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

Produced by
Mehdi Karimi .... producer
Ali Ghaem Maghami .... 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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Additional Details

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) | Chile:TE | France:U | 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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Mohsen Ramezani (Mohammad) is really blind.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?
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A poetic beauty, 27 September 2008
Author: zeeesh from Pakistan

I am awestruck by the simple elegance of this movie. In one movie Majid Majidi has elaborated on so many themes (life of a gifted blind child, love of granny, the journey of Mohammad's father etc.)that its flabbergasting.

I had previously seen The Children of Heaven, and had developed respect for Majid Majidi. But this movie is on a different level. The mystic messages are too many for so short a movie. The sound of nature is enhanced as to give the perspective of a blind child, who care too much about nature then those with sight (he didn't have sight but he had insight into the beauty of life and nature). The discerning ability of the child is portrayed as he loves nature and can tell that the hands of his granny are "pure white".

There are some other situations which are telling like when the granny leaves her son's home as protest, rescues a fish (metaphorically: his son), puts it into a small pond (this world), but at the same time loses the gift (metaphorically: loses Muhammad) which Muhammad gave her.

The sounds of the beast, that the father hears, are also ominous and can be interpreted as the moan of conscience. i.e. his father is innately a good man and has a potential for seeing the world as it needs to be seen.

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