The kite runner
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 27 Libraries 28 of 34 copies|
Finding Neverland director Marc Forster adapts author Khaled Hosseini's critically acclaimed novel about two childhood best friends forever torn apart as their country is ravaged by endless war and bitter strife. As children, Amir (Khalid Abdalla) and Hassan were inseparable; their long days under azure Kabul skies often spent getting into innocent mischief or preparing for the highly anticipated kite-fighting tournament. When the day of the tournament arrives, however, a glorious victory is quickly offset by a timorous act of betrayal that ultimately serves as the catalyst for catastrophe. Not long after that fateful day, Amir moves away to America, leaving his old friend behind just as the ominous specter of war turns tragically tangible. Two decades later, Amir returns to Afghanistan to find his beloved homeland has now fallen under the iron-fisted rule of the Taliban. Still, all hope for redemption hasn't been lost just yet, because now that Amir stands face to face with the irrepressible secrets that he struggled so vigilantly to bury, he will receive one last chance to make peace with the past, and lay the groundwork for a brighter future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Social classes -- Drama.
Betrayal -- Drama.
Boys -- Drama.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Drama.
Afghanistan -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Universal City, Calif. :DreamWorks Home Entertainment,2008
|Other Titles|| Kite runner.
Forster, Marc, 1969-
Hosseini, Khaled. Kite runner.
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Firm)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Saïd Taghmaoui.
Music, Alberto Iglesias ; costume designer, Frank L. Fleming ; edited by Matt Chessé ; production designer, Carlos Conti ; director of photography, Roberto Schaefer.
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including sexual assault of a child, violence, and brief strong language.
In English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini.
Special features include: commentary with Marc Forster, Khalid Hosseini and David Benioff; words from The kite runner; images from The kite runner (about the making of the movie); theatrical trailer.
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen presentation enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.