The Kite Runner details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Zekeria Ebrahimi, Shaun Toub, Nabi Tanha, Atossa Leoni, Khalid Abdalla, Said Tashimaoui, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, Homayon Ershadi|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema - Middle East|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Hot Hits, 100 Most Wanted, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top Foreign Films, Top World Cinema|
The Kite Runner
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Jun 2008|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Afghani family values and an eye on their problemsBy PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 01 Jan 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]The story of boyhood friends from each side of the caste system in Afghanistan, this brings home the actual significance of personal tragedies war, disputes and caste systems (in fact bias of any kind) cause, and the vile atrocities and nastiness of all regimes who prey on the easily influenced, weak and displaced. As it is concentrated mainly on one family it brings home the whole reality of suffering such armed disputes of this nature cause. After the fall of Afghanistan to the Russians, those who could afford it fled, and the ones left behind faced hardships that if anything worstened after the Russian withdrawal and the new 'regime' of the Taliban started their own sort of pogrom. There is no hollywood glitz glamour or hype here, just an accurate (slightly watered down for various reasons) following of an a book. If you have any interest in recent history, or world affairs as not thrown at you by some media rag or biased TV news reporting, this will be worthwhile, almost essential, viewing.
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A very good film adaptation of a wonderful bookBy samarnold1975 (10 reviews) from Ashford, Kent , 30 Mar 2013The book remains one of my favourite books of all times. The film is good and true to the book in many aspects. As in all these things parts have been left out of the book to allow it to fit cinema times but these parts to not distract from the story as a stand alone film. My main criticism of the film is the large amount of subtitled action which occurs as this is most certainly over 50%. Without the knowledge of reading the book I wonder whether I would have enjoyed the film so much. Generally a good film adaptation but I strongly recommend reading the book before watching the film.
Affecting performances and gripping movie!By a customer , 15 Mar 2013This is a heart-rending performance, gripping story and uplifting tale that gets your heart beating... what more can you ask for!
Modern historyBy AnitaLouise (12 reviews) from Belfast , 14 Feb 2013Bring out the hanky's for this one is very sad and brutal at times. Sensitive subject matter, universal themes. Images will stay with me. Interesting extras too.
One film I would RecommendBy a customer , 25 Jan 2013Faithful adaptation of the book. I had read the book first and personally I often find the film version proves disappointing but not the case here. Well worth watching.
Superb and emotional...By The_lecht_rocks (1 review) , 03 Jan 2013Brill. Moving, genuine, emotional, well acted and brilliant direction and cinematography. Nothing negative whatsoever. A thought provoking and intelligent film.