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The Kite Runner [DVD] [2007]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

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    The Kite Runner
    Finding Neverland director Marc Forster adapts author Khaled Hosseini's critically acclaimed novel about two childhood best friends forever torn apart as their country is ravaged by endless war and bitter strife. As children, Amir (Khalid Abdalla) and Hassan were inseparable; their long days under azure Kabul skies often spent getting into innocent mischief or preparing for the highly anticipated kite-fighting tournament. When the day of the tournament arrives, however, a glorious victory is quickly offset by a timorous act of betrayal that ultimately serves as the catalyst for catastrophe. Not long after that fateful day, Amir moves away to America, leaving his old friend behind just as the ominous specter of war turns tragically tangible. Two decades later, Amir returns to Afghanistan to find his beloved homeland has now fallen under the iron-fisted rule of the Taliban. Still, all hope for redemption hasn't been lost just yet, because now that Amir stands face to face with the irrepressible secrets that he struggled so vigilantly to bury, he will receive one last chance to make peace with the past, and lay the groundwork for a brighter future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Khalid Abdalla
      Khalid Abdalla - Amir
    • Homayoun Ershadi
      Homayoun Ershadi - Baba, Amir's Father
    • Zekiria Ebrahimi
      Zekiria Ebrahimi - Young Amir
    • Shaun Toub
      Shaun Toub - Rahim Khan
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      Nabi Tanha - Ali



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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good but Read the Book Instead

      Posted
      fiddler

      A story about redemption and friendship during a time where the surrounding environment was harsh, war was going on, and circumstances dictated a person's life-- The Kite Runner is a critically acclaimed book and this movie was made to follow it. Although it was a good movie, like many other cases, the book is many times better. It's a story that plays with the audiences' emotions, and though more extreme than most reader's lives overall when one thinks about what's going on, many can still relate to the underlying story. Afterall, there isn't anyone who has never felt the guilt of betrayal. Since the novel is so emotionally stirring, rarely could a movie ever grant it the acclaim it deserves. If you're not a reader, I suggest you start here. Not a difficult read at all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Healthy Perspective

      Posted
      UncleTuna

      One of the more visceral movie viewing experiences that I have had. This film offered a healthy perspective of life in Afghanistan in the past thirty-five years and gives viewers in our Western Judeo-Christian dominant culture common themes to share with our Eastern brothers. Whether conservative or liberal, all active-thinking men and women should make some time to view this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      REEC
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      I got this movie for my daughter, but got drawn into it--the plot draws you in. I will watch it again and maybe again.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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