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THE KITE RUNNER
USA: Paramount Vantage
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub, Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Mir Mahmood Shah Hashimi, Homayoun Ershadi, Nabi Tanha, Elham Ehsas, Bahram Ehsas, Tamim Nawabi, Mohamad Nabi Attai, Mohamad Nadir Sarwari, Mustafa Haidari, Ahmad Yasar Shir Agha, Mohammad Aman Joya, Abdul Azim Wahabzada, Sevold Sevanchos, Sayed Miran Farhad, Murina Abudukelimu, Igor Radchenko, Larry Brown, L Peter Callender, Jesse Robertson, Josh Chamberlain, Marco Mazariegos, Shaan Price, Qadir Farookh, Peg Mckibbin, Chris Verrill, Amar Kureishi, Maimoona Ghizal, Mohammad Eshan Aman, Yunus Osman, Mehboob Ali, Saïd Taghmaoui, Nasser Memarzia, Abdul Salam Yusoufzai, Mohamad Amin Rahimi, Aziz Raxidi, Khalil Ahmad Nooryan, Ali Danish Bakhty Ari, Hameeda Hamraz, Kaiser Doulat-Beek, Ahmad Shah Alam, Khaled Hosseini, Habib Zargi, Houshmand Habib, Lukas Ferreira
Director: Marc Forster
Language: English with Dari / Pashtu / Urdu / Russian (English subtitles)
USA: 122 mins
UK: 128 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for strong thematic material including the sexual assault of a child, violence and brief strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains strong language and infrequent strong violence
USA Release Date: 14 December 2007
UK: Release Date: 26 December 2007
Based one on of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, THE KITE RUNNER is a deeply 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.
After 20 years of living in America, Amir decides to return 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.
Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster (STRANGER THAN FICTION, FINDING NEVERLAND and MONSTER'S BALL) brings to life Khaled Hosseini's bestseller with a globally diverse cast and crew, mixing a remarkable group of non-actors from Afghanistan and Central Asia with an accomplished international cast. The result is a journey into a new world - through a universal human story that speaks to anyone who has ever yearned for a second chance to make a change and find forgiveness.