The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
  • 2007
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Forster
  • Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, Homayoun Ershadi
  • Language: Persian, English, Russian
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Gripping and moving adaptation of the novel by Khaled Hosseini, about two boys whose ordinary lives become caught up in Afghanistan's tumultuous politics. Spanning three decades and two continents, The Kite Runner is a saga of guilt, regret and redemption. As a meditation on Afghanistan, it will always have to stand in line with Siddiq Barmak's disturbing Osama and Samira Makhmalbaf's At Five in the Afternoon, but that is fine company to keep.

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The Kite Runner

13 Dec 20074 stars

(12A) 127min

This adaptation of Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini’s popular novel arrives in cinemas trailed by the news that its two young stars have been evacuated out of Afghanistan by the film’s producers, for fear of reprisals from still active Sunni…

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