The Color of Paradise

The Color of Paradise

Facts and Figures

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 7th September 2000

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics

Production compaines: Varahonar Company

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Fresh: 27 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Vater, as Mohammad, Salameh Feyzi as Großmutter, as Mohammads große Schwester, as Mohammads kleine Schwester, Behzad Rafi as Dorflehrer, as Lehrer, Morteza Fatemi as Tischler

The Color of Paradise Review

Life has to suck pretty badly when you live in Iran. But if you're a blind kid and your dad wants to be rid of you? Fuggedaboudit.

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.