The Kite RunnerDrama
Box Office: $15.7M
PRINCIPAL CASTKhalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Said Taghmaoui, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ali Danish Bakhtyari, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, Nabi Tanha, Elham Ehsas, Bahram Ehsas, Tamim Nawabi, Qadir Farookh, Abdul Salam Yusoufzai, Wali Razaqi, Nasser Memarzia
WRITERKhaled Hosseini, David Benioff
PRODUCERRebecca Yeldham, E. Bennett Walsh, Walter F. Parkes, William Horberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERMark Sourian, Laurie MacDonald, Sam Mendes
Amir is a young Afghani from a well-to-do Kabul family; his best friend Hassan is the son of a family servant. Together the two boys form a bond of friendship that breaks tragically on one fateful day, when Amir fails to save his friend from brutal neighborhood bullies. Amir and Hassan become separated, and as first the Soviets and then the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to the United States to pursue a new life. Years later, Amir now an accomplished author living in San Francisco is called back to Kabul to right the wrongs he and his father committed years ago.
strong thematic material including the sexual assault of a child, violence and brief strong language