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The Kite Runner

Rating:PG-13 (for strong thematic material including the sexual assault of a child, violence and brief strong language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 11, 2008
Running time:127 minutes
Cast:Shaun Toub, Khalid Abdalla, Nasser Memarzia, Said Taghmaoui, Atossa Leoni
Director:Marc Forster
Producer:Pippa Harris, William Horberg, Rebecca Yeldham
Writer:David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini
Distributor:Paramount Vantage

Description: Spanning from the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy to the atrocities of the Taliban reign, an epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, an unlikely friendship develops between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, a servant to Amir and his father. During a kite-flying tournament, an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever. As an adult haunted by the childhood betrayal, Amir seeks redemption by returning to his war-torn native land to make peace with himself and reconcile his cowardice.

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