Children of Heaven ( Bacheha-Ye aseman ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 874

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 01/22/1999

Language: Persian

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Majid Majidi

Actors: Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Mohammad Amir Naji, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi, Fereshte Sarabandi, Kamal Mirkarimi

Plot: Ali has lost his younger sister's shoes at the market. He comes up with a solution until he can somehow find a new pair: they will share his shoes. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/10/2011

Similar to De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, this film manages to paint a real portrait of humanity in trying times, without accepting a cynical perspective. The film is told largely from a child's eyes and exists with a certain fantasy and optimism, but, at the same time, the harsh reality of a struggling poor family in Iran are not glossed over.

Rating of
3/4

Allison - wrote on 11/04/2009

I wish I had seem this film sooner. Kind of like a more obscure version of Slumdog Millionaire, it's a story of a brother and sister who have to split a pair of shoes between them, so they were both be able to go to school. Between their poverty, innocence, and their love for each other, the movie is very sweet and touching.

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