Children of Heaven

1999 PG 1h 29m DVD

Children of Heaven

1999 PG 1h 29m DVD
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A young boy accidentally loses his sister's shoes and must share his own sneakers with her in a sort of relay while each attends school at different times during the day. The boy eventually enters a foot race in hopes of winning a new pair of shoes.
Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi, Fereshte Sarabandi, Kamal Mirkarimi, Behzad Rafi, Dariush Mokhtari, Mohammad-Hasan Hosseinian, Masume Dair
Majid Majidi
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Persian: Dolby Digital Mono
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this beautiful, Oscar-nominated Iranian film is both a fascinating story of contemporary Iran and a universal coming-of-age tale. Because this is set in Iran, the characters speak Farsi, which makes this problematic for younger viewers, but for everyone else, Children of Heaven is a wonderful film about a family doing their best to pull together in spite of great financial difficulty. Some minor scuffles and accidents are the only minor concern.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


A father and son suffer a minor bike accident after the father discovers the bike's brakes aren't working. A boy is shoved to the ground during a running competition.



Social Behavior

In difficult times, families can pull together and overcome the problems they face.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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