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A riveting and ultimately moving tale of two young boys in Kabul set against the depressing backdrop of political violence and the frayed social fabric of Afghanistan, Kite Runner is a film of stunning beauty.
And of horrific cruelty in its stark depiction of life in the war-torn land.
Kite Runner (2007) is likely the best film we’ve seen this year.
We can’t think of any other movie that has given us so much joy lately.
German-Swiss filmmaker Marc Forster (also the director of the 2008 James Bond thriller Quantum of Solace) has directed this film based on the eponymous novel by Khaled Hosseini, deftly weaving the tragic story of the kite runner with the relentless violence and chaos in Afghanistan over a 22-year period.
Adding to the allure of this Dari/English film is the haunting score by Alberto Iglesias that seems so apposite to the images flashing on the screen.
The story of Afghanistan is one of prolonged nay endless trauma for its proud people.