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The Kite Runner, 2007

The Kite Runner
Directed by: Marc Forster
Written by: David Benioff
Language:  English, Dari, Pashtu, Urdu, Russian
Country:  USA
Runtime:  128 min
MPAA Rating:  PG_13
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The mood of The Kite Runner is emotional, sincere, and disturbing. The plot centers around betrayal, being haunted by the past, and psychological motives. It is a drama movie. Stylistically, The Kite Runner is epic. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. The Kite Runner is set in Afghanistan and the Middle East. It happens in the 1980s and in contemporary times. It is based on a book. The Kite Runner is known for being an award winner. Note that it includes profanity and violent content.

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Based on the international bestseller by Khaled Hosseini, THE KITE RUNNER is a fascinating historical... more

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Language: English, Dari, Pashtu, Urdu, Russian
Country: USA
Release date: October 2007
Runtime: 128 min

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Khalid Abdalla Khalid Abdalla As Amir
Homayon Ershadi Homayon Ershadi As Baba
Shaun Toub Shaun Toub As Rahim Khan
Atossa Leoni Atossa Leoni As Soraya
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Philadelphia Inquirer
Whatever our misfortune, The Kite Runner says, sometimes we are fortunate enough to get a second chance to make amends for a first mistake.
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While the largely unknown cast and subtitled dialogue may present a marketing challenge, they also create a feeling of authenticity in this poignant, intimate epic, which should attract a strong following among discerning audiences.
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Khaled- middlebrow -Hosseini's The Kite Runner gets the Marc Forster treatment, as the novel's account of class divide, lost innocence, and cultural masculinity are pushed aside to make way for CGI-laden kite-flying and laughably simplistic...
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The cinematography is excellent. The acting is fair. The standout is Homayon Ershadi, as Baba. He is riveting and in full emotional control. Otherwise, the cast seems without emotion, and almost bored with their characters. The plot, which I assume...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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The meaning of this movie is beautiful. You may lose your chance to redeem whatever happens in your life that made you fight so hard to become who you are; and yet, all is still not lost. I cried at a completely inappropriate time during the shot of...
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