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The Color of Paradise (1999)

Rang-e khoda (original title)
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Mohamed, a young blind boy, returns to his rural home for the summer and yearns for his father's acceptance.

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Hossein Mahjoub ...
Father
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Salameh Feyzi ...
Farahnaz Safari ...
Big Sister
Elham Sharifi ...
Behzad Rafi ...
Mohamad Rahmani ...
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Morteza Fatemi ...
Carpenter
Kamal Mirkarimi ...
Schoolmaster
Masoome Zinati ...
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Zahra Mizani ...
Schoolteacher
Ahmed Aminian ...
Young Wife's Father
Moghadam Behboodi ...
Village Headmaster
GanAli Khorami ...
Villager
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Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. His father finally comes and takes him to their village where his sisters and granny await. The lad is a loving student of nature and longs for village life with his family, but his father is ashamed of him, wanting to farm the boy out to clear the way for marriage to a woman who knows nothing of this son. Over granny's objections, dad apprentices Mohammad far from home to a blind carpenter. Can anything bring father and son together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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7 September 2000 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

The Color of God  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,144, 2 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,810,145, 8 October 2000
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Majidi's original title for this film is (translated) "Color of God". See more »

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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.
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As moving a film as you will ever see
28 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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