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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.
Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes and redeeming love.

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 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...

General

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Release date: June 2008
Movie released: 2007
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.
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1  Dolby Digital 5.1
Video format:  Widescreen 2.30:1
Languages: English
Age restriction: 12 LV
Categories: Movies & TV > Drama
Movies & TV > Art Films
Movies & TV > Feature Film
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LSN: XR3-VSN-DNE-5
Barcode: 5051188153533

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  • Commentary: Marc Forster (Director), Khaled Hosseini, David Benioff (Screenwriter)

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