The school officials inform him that this is not possible, and it is clear that this is going to be a key issue for much of the film. Both films have subtitles, but not they're too difficult for any child who can read. God, who knows when a sparrow falls, has had help this time from a little blind boy. This movie was an eye opener. He has not even told his fiancée about Mohammad's existence.
Hashem, on the other hand, feels ill-equipped to deal with Mohammad. With his materialistic obsessions, Hashem comes in for most of Majidi's reproval. In the ending scene, Hashem sits weeping over his son's body and looking to the skies. He is a bright boy with a zest for life. Many emotions come to the surface during the film.
Hashem, on the other hand, feels ill-equipped to deal with Mohammad. The father, meanwhile, is struggling to fashion a satisfactory life for himself in the adult world of affairs. What makes both films great is the stress on this moment of suffering, itself. For a film with so much to recommend it, this is its crowning achievement. With the school closing down for the summer break, Mohammad returns to his small village where his widowed father, Hashem, his two sisters, Bahareh and Hanieh, and his paternal grandmother live.
There can be two interpretations to the end of the film when Mohammed's hand moved: 1 Mohammed's father's embrace and love brought back his son's life and he can feel his dad loving and holding him for the first time; 2 Why is there a light focusing on Mohammed's hand; why doesn't the hand move without the light shining on it? The people look very much like Ukrainians or Slavs in the way they dress. Hashem reluctantly brings the boy home with him, where grandmother and sisters welcome him. Mohammad says God does not love him and thus made him blind and tells him about how his teacher told him that God loves them more as they are blind, but then asks why God should make him blind if he loves him more. He also wants to remarry and considers Mohammad to be an obstacle to finding a wife. He does whatever he can to pass on the responsibility of Mohammad to others, such as the blind carpenter in the neighboring town under who he would like Mohammad to apprentice.
It turns out to be a fledgling bird that has fallen from a nest. Hashem begs her to say, saying he took the boy away for his own good. Both Mohammad and Aziz were the ones who naively engaged the world in this way, and perhaps they were the one who gained the most, even in this earthly world. We meet a poor, hard working man from a rural village who has lost his wife and is trying to raise his other two daughters and make a living as best he can. Some commentators have suggested that the father is an antagonist, not a protagonist, but I disagree — we follow their two separate journeys with equal concern. Why should I be grateful to Him? Can anything bring father and son together? Hashem collects Mohammad from the carpenter's and takes him home through a wood.
The father, though, is not a bad person, and we can feel for him, too. Over granny's objections, dad apprentices Mohammad far from home to a blind carpenter. He is loved at home by his grandmother and his two sisters. Iran is really a beautiful country in many areas. At times when he travels alone, he apprehensively hears the noise of some wild animals, perhaps wolves, barking in the distance.
Mohammed's father, who is a widower, now wants to marry a local girl and is preparing for the wedding. Such is the strictness of censorship in Iran that filmmakers are frequently forced to couch their themes in kid-pic terms - not the sentimental drivel that Hollywood peddles as the magic of childhood, but sensitive, insightful studies of the world from a viewpoint too often overlooked by preoccupied adults and creatively unfettered sophisticates. The headmaster refuses, so Mohammed's father eventually takes him home. He is sitting alone on a bench and hears a baby bird fall out of its nest and chirping on the ground. The synopsis below may give away important plot points.
Behind Mohammad's back, Hashem treats Mohammad as an embarrassment to the family and if he is a burden. At one point there is a scene of a woman using prayer beads that are identical to Rosary beads. The soundtrack is alive with natural sounds of woodpeckers, birdsongs, insects and nature, voices and footfalls. Behind Mohammad's back, Hashem treats Mohammad as an embarrassment to the family and if he is a burden. The people portrayed are followers of Islam and have islamic names but in this film there isn't the constant quoting of the Koran and the madrases like you see in Pakistan or Afghanistan. It helps 'normal' people understand what blind people have to go through and teaches caregivers to love someone dearly regardless of their situation.
As they cross a small, crudely made wooden bridge over a stream, the bridge collapses and Mohammed falls into the water and is carried away by the strong currents. Mohammed's grandmother is heartbroken when she realizes that Hashem Mohammed's father has given him away to a blind carpenter and she falls ill. For him, life is a constant struggle, and he sees himself as a victim in a hostile world. I hope this director makes a hundred movies. This, along with Children of Heaven, are lovely. Hashem eventually gets her back home, but she is now ill from a chill and soon dies.