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Children of Heaven ()

Bacheha-Ye aseman (original title)
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 4 nominations.
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Ali's Father (as Amir Naji)
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Ali (as Mir Farrokh Hashemian)
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Zahra
Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi ...
Roya
Fereshte Sarabandi ...
Ali's Mother
Kamal Mirkarimi ...
Assistant (as Kamal Mir Karimi)
Behzad Rafi ...
Trainer (as Behzad Rafiee)
Dariush Mokhtari ...
Ali's Teacher
Mohammad-Hasan Hosseinian ...
Roya's Father
Masume Dair ...
Roya's Mother
Kambiz Peykarnegar ...
Race Organizer
Hasan Roohparvari ...
Race Photographer
Abbas-Ali Roomandi ...
Shoemaker
Jafar Seyfollahi ...
Green Grocer
Qolamreza Maleki ...
Salt Seller
Zahra Mirzai ...
Zahra's Teacher
Sara Zamani ...
Trainer
Mohammad Haj-Hosseini ...
Mosque Servant
Kazem Asqarpoor ...
Grand Father
Mohammad-Hossein Shahidi ...
Alireza
Seyd-Ali Hosseini ...
Ali's Friend
Haj-Ali Salimi ...
Old Man
Ahmad Mokhber ...
Mash Ramezan
Golnaz Tariqat ...
Ms. Koubab
Mash-Ebrahim Safari ...
Ali's Father's Friend
Davud Shams ...
Shoe Seller
Azade Qale Noi ...
Video Cameraman
Faramarz Safarizadeh ...
Video Cameraman
Hossein Ahamdloo ...
Photographer
Siamak Haj-Amini ...
Photographer
Soheil Haj-Amini ...
Photographer
Rahman Kharazchi ...
Referee
Jamshid Yusefi ...
Referee
Javad Kazemi ...
Referee
Mohammad Oskooi ...
Award Presenter
Reza Dehghan ...
Award Presenter
Ali Chaharian ...
Award Presenter
Amir-Ali Kazemi ...
First Runner
Navid Feyzabadi ...
Second Runner / Third Runner
Pasha Shoja Zadeh ...
Fourth Runner
Moshen Qadiri Nejad ...
Runner
Amir Hossein Tavakkoli ...
Runner
Hadi Maleki ...
Runner
Mohammad Hossein Mortavazi ...
Runner
Seyed Karym Alikhani ...
Runner
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Salt Seller

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Majid Majidi

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Majid Majidi ... ()

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Amir Esfandiari ... producer
Mohammad Esfandiari ... producer

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Kayvan Jahanshahi

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Parviz Malekzaade

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Hassan Hassandoost

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Seyyed Saeed Seyedzadeh ... production manager

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Mohammad Reza Delpak ... sound designer
Yadollah Najafi ... sound recordist
Erfan H. Yazdi ... digital sound restoration

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Plot Summary

Zahra's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zahra until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits. Will the plan succeed? Written by Eileen Berdon

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Taglines A Little Secret...Their Biggest Adventure! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Children of Heaven (World-wide, English title)
  • Children of Heaven (United States)
  • The Children of Heaven (United States)
  • Les enfants du ciel (France)
  • Kinder des Himmels (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Budget $180,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia First Iranian film to receive nomination for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film of the Year). See more »
Goofs When Ali and Zahra are meeting to swap shoes in the rain, we follow Zahra running through the soaking streets. When it cuts to the alley where the swap takes place, the ground is completely dry. After they split, we follow them running through a street which is watered down. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999). See more »

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