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The Kite Runner [2007 film] by Marc Forster

The Kite Runner [2007 film] (2007)

by Marc Forster (Director), David Benioff (Screenplay)

Other authors: Khalid Abdalla (Actor), Homayoun Ershadi (Actor), Khaled Hosseini (Original book), Atossa Leoni (Actor), Walter F. Parkes (Producer)3 more, Shaun Toub (Actor), E. Bennett Walsh (Producer), Rebecca Yeldham (Producer)

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In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.… (more)



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Based on the international bestseller by Khaled Hosseni, The Kite Runner is a fascinating historyical epic set in 20th century Afghanistan. In 1978, Amir and Hassan are young boys living in Kabul, where Hassan and his father, Ali work as servants for Amir and his father. Amir and Hassan make an excellent team in kite competitions, with Hassan having a gift for running down kites, but after one contest, he is bullied by Assef, who does unspeakable things to him as Amir watches from a distance and then runs away, not helping his friend. As the Russians and then the Taliban take over Afghanistan, Baba and Amir escape to America, where they make a new home in San Fransisco. But even as he graduates from college and meets a beautiful young woman, Soraya, who is also from Kabul, Amir, is haunted by his cowardice and can't turn down an opportunity to try to make things right when it is offfered by his father's old friend Rahim Khan--even it if means risking his life. Rated PG 13. 162 minutes.
  CSIResourceCenter | May 16, 2011 |
A perfect film. Every scene furthers the story. There is no "over acting" or overt blood and guts to shock you. The story reaches deep into a wish for justice in the world, and a wish, perhaps a hope, that sometimes, somewhere, justice is done. All the scenes are simply played. I attribute this to the work of the director...good taste. ( )
  normaleistiko | Nov 6, 2008 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Forster, MarcDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benioff, DavidScreenplaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Abdalla, KhalidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ershadi, HomayounActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hosseini, KhaledOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leoni, AtossaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parkes, Walter F.Producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Toub, ShaunActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walsh, E. BennettProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yeldham, RebeccaProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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