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11/12/08

Children of Heaven




If you haven't watched Children of Heaven, you have to! This Iranian movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life...it was beautiful. Subhanallah,this movie will shake every bone in your body! The whole movie is about a pair of shoes.... If you own tons of shoes, you will really feel bad after watching it.

The story goes that Ali happened to lose his sister's shoes during an errand run, and coming from a poor family, that spells disaster. Not wanting to be punished for it, given that both understand the predicament they're in, and not wanting to trouble their parents with yet another expenditure, they devise an ingenious, somewhat mad hat plan, to share their shoes - Zahra goes to school in Ali's, before running back to exchange them so that Ali could attend his classes.

Subhanallah, you will cry just watching Zarah run from her school to meet her brother barefoot and give her the shoes, and how big the shoes look on Zahra's feet, how poor this family is, how innocent the kids faces are, how they understand their parent's circumstances and never tell them,knowing that it would add to their miserable financial circumstances!After watching this movie, seeing a story where a pair of lost shoes can be so important, you realize that you are very lucky to live in a time and place where you have never gone without such basic items as shoes. This film shows us a place where people may not have much, but they have what they need most of all, each other.

Here's the movie's trailer

13 comments:

muslimahh said...

They don't carry it at any Blockbusters around me. :( Maybe I'll see if I can find it on Amazon or something. Did you rent it or buy it?

hijabee said...

Muslimahh,

Do you have Netflix? I rented it on Netflix. Also, I just found out that you can watch it on Youtube :) Here's the link, I don't know how good the quality will be though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49oxkfOwJZ0

Habayeb said...

hey jazakallah! i remember hearing about this movie but forgot to ever look for it. ill definitely check out youtube. I wonder why dont they show it theaters and all...im sick of all silly bollywood and hollywood movies ya know. We need movies with substance. something which we can show our kids too so they can learn and in turn learn ourselves too. Im so fascinated by documentary film making.....i was looking into the university for that insha'allah i prolly have the potential for it? we really brothers and sisters to come up with good stuff ya know?

hijabee said...

habayeb,
You should definetely check it out! And yes, we do need more movies with substance. We need more brothers and sisters to get into film making. If you have an interest in documentary film making, you should go for it! Follow your passion, and you can make good dawah with it too.

Habayeb said...

heyyyyy just finished watching it! it was really nice! so in the end she does get her shoes eh! really, makes u feel grateful for what u have!

hijabee said...

habayeb,

Oh woow, I can't beleive you watched it online! Hope you enjoyed it :) Wasn't that the cutest movie ever? Yes she did get her shoes, I felt so bad when Ali won the race but he wanted to arrive 3rd , because you get a new pair of sneakers for the 3rd place.

Cecilia said...

I want to see that movie!!

muslimahh said...

I just finished watching it. How sweet! And how refreshing to watch a GOOD movie!!

hijabee said...

Cecilia,
you can watch it on the link i provided.

Muslimahh,
I can't beleive you watched it online too :) Hope you enjoyed it and that you did not cry lol.

Diali said...

I'll add it on my netflix queue incahallah

hijabee said...

diali,
Hope you will enjoy it :)

NATASHAAMINA said...

Oh Hijabee,thank you,thank you,thank you so much for reminding me of this movie.I watched it years ago on the Slovene TV.I really was moved by the story.If I ever see this movie on a DVD I'll buy it.
This is really a nice movie :)!

hijabee said...

Natashaamina,
It's indeed a moving story and I will add it to my movie collection when I get a chance :)