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With: Amir Naji, Mir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahareh Seddiqi, Nafiseh Jafar Mohammadi, Fereshteh Sarabandi, Kamal Mir-karimi, Behzad Rafi'i
Written by: Majid Majidi
Directed by: Majid Majidi
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language
Language: Persian/Farsi with English subtitles
Running Time: 89
Date: 02/01/1997
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Children of Heaven (1998)

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

In Their Shoes

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

This movie from Iran, by Majid Majidi, is stunning and unforgettable in its honest, direct approach. A small boy from a poor family in Tehran loses his sister's shoes on the way home from getting them repaired. In order to escape the wrath of their father, he and his sister must share his shoes every day, racing back and forth through the streets to meet one another and switch shoes. Children of Heaven belongs in a class with Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief (1949) and Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali (1955), with a little of Peter Yates' Breaking Away (1979) thrown in.

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