Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Review: The Kite Runner
Starring: Khalid Abdalla
Length: 128 min.
IMDB Summary: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
With rich symbolism and talented acting, The Kite Runner sweeps viewers into the troubled world of Amir, whose life in California remains entangled with the darkness of his past. Particularly stunning about this movie is the acting talent of Homayoun Ershadi, who plays Amir's father, and Shaun Toub, who plays Rahim Khan, a family friend. Combining themes of sorrow, despair, hope and freedom, The Kite Runner translates Khaled Hosseini's literary masterpiece into a film that is powerful and evocative in its portrayal of a war-torn Afghanistan.
There is a scene of child molestation, meant to symbolize the ravaging of Afghanistan during the Russian invasion. Nothing graphic is shown per se, but the scene is very intense. Some strong language.
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