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The Color of Paradise (1999)

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Original title: Rang-e khoda

Release Date
 USA: Mar 31, 2000
DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 19, 2000

MPAA Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country Iran

Studio Varahonar Co.

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Other Titles
• The Color of Paradise (2000)
• Rang-e khoda
• The Colour of Paradise (2000)
• Color Of God
• Ranghe Khoda

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Genre: Drama, Love, Experimental

Plot: In THE COLOR OF PARADISE, an eight-year-old boy named Mohammed attends a school for blind children in Tehran. When summer vacation arrives, the parents of the other children arrive to take them home. Mohammed's widowed coal worker father, Hashem, however, arrives hours late, then asks a teacher if Mohammed can stay at the school permanently. When his request is refused, Hashem takes his son on a cross-country journey to their family home in northern Iran. While Hashem is dour and visibly burdened, Mohammed's senses are overloaded with the sounds, scents, and textures of the lush natural surroundings along the way. At the family farm, Mohammed is reunited with his two young sisters and his adoring Granny, with whom the young boy has a spiritual bond. When Hashem is given the chance to marry a young woman from a strict Islamic family, he worries that his son will destroy his chance of approval from her family, so he sends the boy off to a remote part of Iran to be a carpenter's apprentice. Initially, the boy feels abandoned but eventually grows accustomed to his new environment. Back at the family farm, however, Hashem's selfishness destroys the bucolic peace as it touches each member of his family in a different destructive manner. THE COLOR OF PARADISE is an intelligent, moving

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 Directed by
Majid Majidi
The Children of Heaven, Baran, Beed-e majnoon
 Written by
Majid Majidi
The Children of Heaven, Baran, Beed-e majnoon
Hossein Mahjoub
Baran, Man, taraneh, panzdah sal daram, Khab-e khak
Behzad Rafi
The Children of Heaven
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