Movie Trailer for The Kite Runner (2007) starring Khalid Abdalla, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Homayoun Ershadi, Nabi Tanha, Ali Danish Bakhty Ari, Atossa Leoni, Abdul Salam Yusoufzai, Elham Ehsas directed by Marc Forster Movie Review

The Kite Runner (2007)   4/54/54/54/54/5

Trailer for The Kite Runner

The way "The Kite Runner" opens reminded me strongly of "Cinema Paradiso" as we enter the story in San Francisco in the year 2000 and a grown up Amir receiving a call with bad news from his Uncle. What follows is Amir remembering back to his childhood and his friendship with Hassan, so close were they that Hassan would do anything for Amir. We watch as they fly kites together, becoming champions at a kite tournament and we also understand the strained relationship which Amir has with his father, a father who fears that his son is a push over and is fond of Hassan because he is strong and courageous. All of which builds to an act of cowardice when Amir witnesses something happen to Hassan, a scene which whilst subtly created is uneasy and intentionally so. This then develops as we watch Amir suffer the guilt of letting Hassan down and in doing so trying to remove him from his life by making him out to be a thief. ... Read Review