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The Kite Runner (DVD)

Marc Forster

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An Oscar-nominated Persian-made production set in Afghanistan: it is a personal, human story set against a political backdrop.
Amir is a well-to-do boy living with his father in Kabul. He witnesses the rape of his loyal friend and servant Hassan. Embarrassed by his own cowardice at not aiding Hassan, Amir begins to treat Hassan poorly. For years afterwards, he will carry around an intense burden of guilt for what has happened.

Amir and Hassan like kite fighting a popular sport in Kabul in which the lines are coated with a mixture of finely-crushed glass and glue, for cutting the line of a competitor. In the competition whoever catches a kite of which the line is cut can keep it. Therefore children run for them. Hassan is the "kite runner" for Amir. He seems to have a gift of knowing where they will land.

The film begins with Amir as an adult who live in Fremont, California, having moved there after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. And as Amir has to travel back to save a life in his former hometown, the tale unfolds in flashbacks. Yes, one does have to rely on subtitles for most part; but it is no less enjoyable for that.
Amir is a young Afghani from a well-to-do Kabul family; his best friend Hassan is the son of a family servant. Together the two boys form a bond of friendship that breaks tragically on one fateful day, when Amir fails to save his friend from brutal neighborhood bullies.

Amir and Hassan become separated, and as first the Soviets and then the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to the United States to pursue a new life. Years later, Amir, now an accomplished author living in San Francisco, is called back to Kabul to right the wrongs he and his father committed years ago.

General

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: April 2009
Directors: Marc Forster
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Age restriction: 12 LV
Categories: Movies & TV > Drama
Movies & TV > Art Films
Movies & TV > Feature Film
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LSN: X54-NPH-6FH-4
Barcode: 6004416083255

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