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The Kite Runner

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Zekiria Ebrahimi, The Kite Runner
Phil Bray

The Kite Runner

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
128 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/14/07
performer:
Zekiria Ebrahimi, Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Said Taghmaoui
director:
Marc Forster
distributor:
Paramount Classics
author:
3740
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

”There is a way to be good again.” So says a wise old man to Amir (Khalid Abdalla), who’s stirred to atone for betraying a friend during his youth in late-1970s Afghanistan. Marc Forster directs this adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s ’03 novel gracefully, but it’s the remarkable Afghan child actors Zekiria Ebrahimi (as young Amir) and Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada (the friend) who give The Kite Runner its emotional punch. EXTRAS Oddly, neither a filmmakers’ commentary nor featurettes mention the Afghan boys’ relocation to the United Arab Emirates over fears that Kite‘s controversial content made them vulnerable in their homeland. B

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