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The Kite Runner

Release Date: December 14, 2007

Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood best 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 an innocent kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day’s victory, one boy’s fearful act of betrayal will set in motion a catastrophe...and an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban’s iron-fisted rule to face the dark secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.

Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster brings to life Khaled Hosseini’s bestseller on the screen with a globally diverse cast and crew, mixing a remarkable group of non-actors from Afghanistan and Central Asia with an accomplished international cast, and shooting on location in the Western Chinese desert bordering Afghanistan. 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.

Directed by Marc Forster, The Kite Runner is written by David Benioff and is based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling book. The film is produced by William Horberg, Walter F. Parkes (Road to Perdition), Rebecca Yeldham and E. Bennett Walsh. Executive producers are Sidney Kimmel, Laurie MacDonald (How to Make an American Quilt), Sam Mendes (1917) and Jeff Skoll.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • KHALID ABDALLA,
  • ATOSSA LEONI,
  • SHAUN TOUB,
  • SAYED JAFAR MASIHULLAH GHARIBZADA,
  • ZEKERIA EBRAHIMI,
  • AHMAD KHAN MAHMOODZADA
DIRECTOR
  • MARC FORSTER
SCREENWRITER
  • DAVID BENIOFF, BASED ON A NOVEL BY KHALED HOSSEINI
PRODUCERS
  • WILLIAM HORBERG,
  • WALTER PARKES,
  • E. BENNETT WALSH,
  • REBECCA YELDHAM
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • ROBERTO SCHAEFER
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • CARLOS CONTI
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • FRANK FLEMING
EDITOR
  • MATT CHESSÉ
COMPOSER
  • ALBERTO IGLESIAS