The Kite Runner [DVD] £3.97 delivered @ Amazon
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The Kite Runner [DVD] £3.97 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 16th Nov 2009Made hot 16th Nov 2009
Like the bestselling book upon which it's based, The Kite Runner will haunt the viewer long after the film is over. A tale of childhood betrayal, innocence, harsh reality, and dreamy memory, The Kite Runner faces good and evil--and the path between them, though often blurry and sorrowfully relative. Director Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland) presents a painterly vision of Afghanistan before the Soviet tanks, before the Taliban--lush, verdant, fertile--in its landscape and in its people and their history and hopes. The story follows two young boys' friendship, tested beyond endurance, and the haunting of their adult selves by what happened in their youth--and what horrors befall their country in the meantime. The performances of the two boys--Zekeria Ebrahimi (Amir) and Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada (Hassan)--are the film's strongest, unforced and gently evocative. The penance paid by their adult selves is foreshadowed, but never predictable--and the metaphor of innocence lost, a common theme in Forster's work, keeps the film, like the title kites, truly aloft. --A.T. Hurley

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Haven't seen the film, but i couldn't put the book down once i'd started reading it. Off to order the film, thanks op.

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Haven't seen the film, but i couldn't put the book down once i'd started … Haven't seen the film, but i couldn't put the book down once i'd started reading it. Off to order the film, thanks op.



You won't be dissapointed excellent film, even better book. :thumbsup:

Good book to film conversion.

Prefered the book but not a bad film. :thumbsup:

Wonder if A thousand splendid suns will be made into a film - I prefered this book.

great film...have not red the book.splendid suns was brilliant though...

Fantastic book and good film too, very moving. A thousand splendid suns was the best book ever but don't think I could watch that as a film it would be far too disturbing for me.

good deal
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