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The Kite Runner

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Kite Runner
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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.
Title: The kite runner
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edition: Widescreen presentation.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: commentary with Marc Forster, Khalid Hosseini and David Benioff; words from The kite runner; images from The kite runner; social action PSA; theatrical trailer.
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 1415738548
9781415738542
Statement of Responsibility: DreamWorks Pictures ; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; Participant Productions present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/MacDonald production ; produced by William Horberg, Walter Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham and E. Bennett Walsh ; screenplay by David Benioff ; directed by Marc Forster
Credits: Director of photography, Roberto Schaefer ; editor, Matt Chessé ; music, Alberto Iglesias ; costume designer, Frank Fleming ; production designer, Carlos Conti.
Performers: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Saïd Taghmaoui, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ali Danish Bakhtyari, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Nabi Tanha, Elham Ehsas, Bahram Ehsas, Tamim Nawabi, Oadir Farookh, Abdul Salam Yusoutzai.
System Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: In English, with optional dubbing in French or Spanish, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles, closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Boys Afghanistan Drama. Betrayal Drama. Guilt Drama. Afghanistan Drama.
Genre/Form: Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Boys
Betrayal
Guilt
Publisher No: 11797
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A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "A moving story about life in Afghanistan before the Taliban. They had a rich, comfortable life -- but had to narrowly escape to the US. A story of love and betrayal."

Jun 11, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Two boys who share a kite living in Afghanistan. The boys love working as a team and are winning the kite flying contests in Kabul. Without giving away the plot and ending, this is a story of two boys loyalty to each as they grow up. I loved the two boys in action with the kite. The family scenes were very inspiring. Everyone is the film is terrific and the photography of shots over Kabul of the kites is amazing. I couldn't recommend it more!

Mar 04, 2014
  • sandrajimenez79 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book is better, deep and astonishing, makes you live every feeling in your heart. Same feelings with "A thousand splendid suns". Kite Runner the movie, seems to be incomplete at times it lacks many important moments.

Oct 29, 2013
  • pegasus71 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found this film which is based on a novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini to be quite a powerful and convincing portrait of the perilous life and moral strictures faced by two young boys growing up in Afghanistan, with those moral strictures even carrying on into adult life in the United States. I would expect the story was closely based on personal experiences of the author Khaled Hosseini.

The Book was better, trust me on this one.

Jul 27, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is one of the best I have ever watched. I would like to watch it or read the novel again!
I like the music too.

Jun 25, 2012
  • George Millar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very powerful film pitting loyalty against family pride. A powerful view of what Kabul used to be before the Russians and Taliban tore Afghanistan to shreds.

Mar 09, 2012
  • sixtyfive rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This movie is all subtitles which is too bad because the book was very good.

Feb 24, 2012
  • ABCman213 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful depiction of loyalty and friendship and a brief historic depiction of modern day Afghanistan! A recommended film for all!

Jan 20, 2012
  • cciurel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The book is even better.

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Aug 16, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Oct 18, 2010
  • lilmimica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lilmimica thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Jan 18, 2010
  • bluedragon123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 18, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amir feels that Baba (his father) cares more about his half-bro, Hassan than him. One day when Amir wins the kite tournament, Hassan gets raped. But Amir is afraid to help him and tell about this incident to Baba. One day, Amir accuses Hassan of theft, so Baba drives them away. Then they leave Afghanistan and move to America, where Amir meets his fiancee, Soraya. Later on Baba dies of lung cancer. One day, Rahim Khan tells Amir that he is sick, so Amir has to go back to Afghanistan. And he also goes there find his nephew, Sohrab and takes him to America.

Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Oct 18, 2010
  • lilmimica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a story of 2 childhood friends and the event that binds them forever. a timeless tale of personal redemption and growth.

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Aug 18, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Hassan gets raped by a bunch of bad boys.

Aug 16, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Aug 16, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Quotes

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Feb 22, 2013
  • thundercutter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a dangerous thing being born/

Time will only make it worse/

Do you want me to run that kite for you? For you, a thousand times over!

Feb 22, 2013
  • thundercutter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a dangerous thing being born/

Time will only make it worse/

Do you want me to run that kite for you? For you, a thousand times over!

Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Baba: There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft... When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

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Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Kite Runner Trailer

Mar 27, 2009
  • eeLmon rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Kite Runner

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