The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

DVD - 2007
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Two childhood friends' relationship is tested and torn apart when an act of betrayal marks their lives forever. Twenty years later, one of them must come to the other's rescue in a daring attempt to set things right.
Publisher: Universal City, California : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2007
Branch Call Number: KIT
Characteristics: 1 DVD (127 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm

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BBRUTTIG
Nov 05, 2019

2008 . Two little boys grow up in Kabul on the eve of the Soviet invasion. One father & son escapes to the West and to America where the boy grows into an adult. His mother culture is vastly different from the west's, but he adjusts. A communication arrives about a family secret mystery. He travels back to Kabul during the Taliban rule to redeem his betrayal.

A VERY WELL done DRAMA movie about Afghanistan's culture, invasions and living conditions and his journey to America & adjustment.

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elfiereads
Sep 15, 2019

Loved the book, love the movie

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Sunpuwar
Oct 09, 2018

This move is about a character who must face himself and do what is right. The end of the movie is a cathartic event that restores the individual's sense of purpose and meaning. It is about reconciliation, absolution and life long friendship--the bond of one's culture and the definition of what it means to be an honorable soul is on display throughout the film. A cinematic MASTERPIECE.

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eliasmerkins
Oct 24, 2016

What a fantastic movie. The story is engaging, the acting is superb and the narrative is beautiful. We enjoyed it a lot!

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akirakato
Jun 30, 2016

This is a 2007 American drama directed by Marc Forster, based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini.
It tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is tormented by the guilt of abandoning his friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant.
The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet military intervention, the mass exodus of Afghan refugees to Pakistan and the United States.
It is a tragic, heartbreaking yet heartwarming-at-end story with fateful twists and turns.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "A moving story about life in Afghanistan before the Taliban. They had a rich, comfortable life -- but had to narrowly escape to the US. A story of love and betrayal."

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garycornell
Jun 11, 2014

Two boys who share a kite living in Afghanistan. The boys love working as a team and are winning the kite flying contests in Kabul. Without giving away the plot and ending, this is a story of two boys loyalty to each as they grow up. I loved the two boys in action with the kite. The family scenes were very inspiring. Everyone is the film is terrific and the photography of shots over Kabul of the kites is amazing. I couldn't recommend it more!

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sandrajimenez79
Mar 04, 2014

The book is better, deep and astonishing, makes you live every feeling in your heart. Same feelings with "A thousand splendid suns". Kite Runner the movie, seems to be incomplete at times it lacks many important moments.

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pegasus71
Oct 29, 2013

I found this film which is based on a novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini to be quite a powerful and convincing portrait of the perilous life and moral strictures faced by two young boys growing up in Afghanistan, with those moral strictures even carrying on into adult life in the United States. I would expect the story was closely based on personal experiences of the author Khaled Hosseini.

nkontrol Oct 11, 2013

The Book was better, trust me on this one.

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MARGARET Y LI
Aug 18, 2012

Sexual Content: Hassan gets raped by a bunch of bad boys.

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hur74Vety
Aug 16, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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hur74Vety
Aug 16, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Justicerocks
May 02, 2014

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hur74Vety
Aug 16, 2011

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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lilmimica
Oct 18, 2010

lilmimica thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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bluedragon123
Jan 18, 2010

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MARGARET Y LI
Aug 18, 2012

Amir feels that Baba (his father) cares more about his half-bro, Hassan than him. One day when Amir wins the kite tournament, Hassan gets raped. But Amir is afraid to help him and tell about this incident to Baba. One day, Amir accuses Hassan of theft, so Baba drives them away. Then they leave Afghanistan and move to America, where Amir meets his fiancee, Soraya. Later on Baba dies of lung cancer. One day, Rahim Khan tells Amir that he is sick, so Amir has to go back to Afghanistan. And he also goes there find his nephew, Sohrab and takes him to America.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

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lilmimica
Oct 07, 2010

a story of 2 childhood friends and the event that binds them forever. a timeless tale of personal redemption and growth.

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coryegan
Feb 22, 2013

It's a dangerous thing being born/

Time will only make it worse/

Do you want me to run that kite for you? For you, a thousand times over!

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coryegan
Feb 22, 2013

It's a dangerous thing being born/

Time will only make it worse/

Do you want me to run that kite for you? For you, a thousand times over!

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

Baba: There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft... When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

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