|The Kite Runner 2007 PG-13, 122 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub, Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, Nabi Tanha, Mir Mahmood Shah Hashimi, Tamim Nawabi, Elham Ehsas, Bahram Ehsas, Mohamad Nabi Attai, Mohamad Nadir Sarwari, Mustafa Haidari
The year is 1978, and despite the fact that Hassan (Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada) and his family are servants in Amir's (Zekeria Ebrahimi) family home, the boys are good friends. They participate in a kite-fighting competition, and, with Hassan's help, Amir wins. But, while retrieving an opponent's kite, Hassan is cornered by a racist bully and is assaulted. Amir does nothing to help his friend and is so ashamed of his lack of action that he tells a lie that results in Hassan and his family being driven out of the household. Soon after, Amir and his family flee to the United States before the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan. Now, in 2000, Amir (now played by Khalid Abdalla) gets a call asking him to return to Afghanistan to help find Hassan's child who is being held by the Taliban. Amir returns and, given the chance to atone for his past mistake, sets out to rescue Hassan's child. An Academy Award nomination was received for Best Original Musical Score.
|The Kite Runner (2007)|
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