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The Color of Paradise (1999)

Rang-e khoda (original title)
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The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

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Majid Majidi

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Majid Majidi
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hossein Mahjoub Hossein Mahjoub ... Father
Mohsen Ramezani Mohsen Ramezani ... Mohammad
Salameh Feyzi Salameh Feyzi ... Grandma
Farahnaz Safari Farahnaz Safari ... Big Sister
Elham Sharifi Elham Sharifi ... Little Sister
Behzad Rafi Behzad Rafi ... Village Teacher
Mohamad Rahmani Mohamad Rahmani ... Schoolteacher
Morteza Fatemi Morteza Fatemi ... Carpenter
Kamal Mirkarimi Kamal Mirkarimi ... Schoolmaster
Masoome Zinati Masoome Zinati ... Young woman
Zahra Mizani Zahra Mizani ... Schoolteacher
Ahmed Aminian Ahmed Aminian ... Young Wife's Father
Moghadam Behboodi Moghadam Behboodi ... Village Headmaster
GanAli Khorami GanAli Khorami ... Villager
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Majid Majidi films | Sony | See more »

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian | Azerbaijani

Release Date:

7 September 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Color of God See more »

Filming Locations:

Iran

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,817,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,777,552
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Varahonar Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2000 Oscars. See more »

Quotes

Mohammad: [crying] Nobody loves me because I'm blind.
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The Color Of Paradise was one of the best movies I've ever seen
22 April 2000 | by neginssSee all my reviews

The Color Of Paradise was one of the best movies I've ever seen. It was so emotional that we couldn't stop crying. Mohammad (Mohsen Ramezani) acted unbelievable and I can't forget his innocent face with those beautiful smiles. I believe that Color Of Paradise had to win the 2000 academy award because from every aspects it was a perfect movie. The picture was one of the best pictures and so natural. I want to thank Majid Majidi and all casts for producing the most beautiful movie. also I want to thank Mohsen Ramezani for playing so beautiful in this movie. Keep continue the good job.


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