The Color of Paradise

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: June 2, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.46
based on 31 votes and 5 reviews
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Cast: Mohsen Ramezani, Hossein Mahjub, Salime Feizi, Elham Sharim, Farahnaz Safari, Masoomeh Zeinati


Mohammed (Ramezani), a blind eight year-old, senses that his presence hinders the courtship by his widowed father (Mahjub), a poor coal worker, of a much younger new bride (Zeinati) with a bountiful dowry. Not that the child is alone.

He has a grandmother and two sisters who try to cheer his spirits - and he spends much of the year at a special school for the handicapped in Tehran.

Director: Majid Majidi
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Producer(s): Mehdi Karimi
Screenplay: Majid Majidi
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  • 4 stars "Beautiful"
  • 5 stars "Amazing, heartbreaking, powerful. I watched it a month ago and it's still in my mind. Mohammad's character gave a supreme performance (Oscar caliber)"