Run time: 90 mins
In Theaters: Thursday 7th September 2000
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics
Production compaines: Varahonar Company
Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Fresh: 27 Rotten: 4
IMDB: 8.2 / 10
Director: Majid Majidi
Screenwriter: Majid Majidi
Starring: Hossein Mahjoub as Vater, Mohsen Ramezani as Mohammad, Salameh Feyzi as Großmutter, Farahnaz Safari as Mohammads große Schwester, Elham Sharifi as Mohammads kleine Schwester, Behzad Rafi as Dorflehrer, Mohamad Rahmani as Lehrer, Morteza Fatemi as Tischler
The Color of Paradise borders on hopeless, with a spiritual message available to those who struggle through it. Unfortunately, the tale of the cursed young Mohammed (Ramezani) is muddled by the subplot of a dying grandmother, a familiar story of a woman trying to let go of life. Zzzzz. Sad and tragic, with but a glimmer of hope at the end.
Oh, and as it turns out, the actual color of paradise is burnt orange. Who knew?
Aka Rang-e khoda.