Children of Heaven [DVD]
- Actors:Â Mohammad Amir Naji,Â Amir Farrokh Hashemian,Â Bahare Seddiqi,Â Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi,Â Fereshte Sarabandi
- Directors:Â Majid Majidi
- Writers:Â Majid Majidi
- Producers:Â Amir Esfandiari,Â Mohammad Esfandiari
- Format:Â Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Subtitles:Â English
- Rated:Â PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Number of tapes:Â 1
- Studio:Â Walt Disney Video
- VHS Release Date:Â January 2, 2001
- Run Time:Â 89 minutes
This movie is a perfect example of how a film can be made beautifully effective without having to resort to raw sex, constant violence, or complicated plots. It is the simple but charming story of two poor children, a brother and a sister, who must share one pair of shoes because the brother, during his walk home from the shoe repair loses his sisters shoes.The loss of the shoes brings on all the difficulties with which they must now cope. The film tenderly shows how they strive toward resolution of their problem. The dialogue is kept minimal, and yet the director has achieved a very solid tension that keeps your eyes glued to the screen from the opening frames till the very end. This film beautifully shows a world of which most Westerners are completley unaware, a world that is so different from our own. The bulk of the film is carried very capably, on the shoulders of two small, young children, and they do a totally magnificant job of making you believe this very lovely, charming, and worthy film. This is the stuff for which Oscars are made.
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