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Writer:
Majid Majidi (writer)
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Release Date:
7 September 2000 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
13 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Standing ovation See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (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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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements
Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:
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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Trivia:
Majidi's original title for this film is (translated) "Color of God".See more »
Quotes:
Mohammad:[crying] Our teacher says that God loves the blind more because they can't see. But I told him if it was so, He would not make us blind so that we can't see Him. He answered "God is not visible. He is everywhere. You can feel Him. You see Him through your fingertips." / Now I reach out everywhere for God till the day my hands touch Him and tell Him everything, even all the secrets in my heart.See more »

FAQ

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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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Standing ovation, 27 September 1999
Author: alanjj

This film received a rare standing ovation at the New York Film Festival. People were overwhelmed.

It is called "Color of Heaven" and it focuses on a blind boy. The boy is loved by all in his family, but his father has had a tormented life filled with grief. He feels that caring for a blind boy will ruin his chances for a good second marriage, and for a family to care for him when he gets old. So, despite the attachment of others in his family to the boy, he tries to keep the boy permanently at a school of the blind, and then in a woodworking apprenticeship.

The sensual vibrant color images in the film--almost surreally technicolor--illustrate the boy's sense of the world. You become fully sympathetic to the boy, cry with him, long to be loved with him. The camera is totally inside the boy's sensibility. It is a luxuriant and fully satisfying journey to an unknown place.

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