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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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The single most compelling film I've ever seen. See more (85 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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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:
Mohsen Ramezani (Mohammad) is really blind.See more »
Quotes:
Mohammad:[crying] Nobody loves me because I'm blind.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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64 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
The single most compelling film I've ever seen., 15 July 2004
Author: steveculton from Paradise, California, USA

I've personally viewed over three thousand films. For many years, "Les Miserables" (French) with Jean-Paul Belmondo was my highest recommendation. "The Bridge" (German) was equally haunting. But having discovered "Color of Paradise" (I watched it every night for five nights)I bought the DVD. I don't imagine that I will ever see a more emotionally invasive film. I've joined IMDb simply to enjoin others who loved this film. For some months, I've been trying to find the words to help organize my impressions. Where other senses may become more acute with the loss of one, perhaps the congenitally blind don't realize how emotionally transparent they are. For me, this film really struck a nerve. It is a story-journey into the world in which we live but don't often see. It left me wondering who, in this world, are actually blind? This child, his grandma and two little sisters, are consummate. I must remind myself they were only acting. I must picture set, sound, lighting, script, direction etc. to decern that this is "only a movie". For everything this little boy appeared to need, he found ways to give real treasures to everything around him. The sound and cinematography were excellent. The pointed themes of this film were were heart rending. Six months later, they remain so.

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