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The Kite RunnerIn 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 20 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.

Directed by: Marc Forster 
Genres: Drama and Adaptation
Starring: Shaun Toub, Khalid Abdalla, Nasser Memarzia, Said Taghmaoui, Atossa Leoni
Running Time: 2 hrs. 2 min.
Release Date: December 14th, 2007 (limited)

Lay and I started to watch this Friday night, but were both too tired, especially it is extensively subtitled. We came back to it last night, and I’m glad we did. Lay, who hates subtitled movies even got into this story.

This was an excellent movie, and now I want to read the book. The special effects and cinematography was great, and the music provided a perfect accompaniment to an excellent story well told. There where many parts where I wanted further elaboration, but I recognize that as part of the limitations of the medium…hence my desire to read the book.

The characters all played their parts very well, and while it was a very sad story, I very much enjoyed being drawn in. This one definitely goes to the top of the list for me.

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