The Kite Runner
THE KITE RUNNER (12)
D: Marc Forster
Paramount (William Horberg, Walter F. Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham & E. Bennett Walsh)
W: David Benioff [based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini]
DP: Roberto Schaefer
Ed: Matt Chesse
Mus: Alberto Iglesias
Khalid Abdallah (Amir), Homayound Ershadi (Baba), Shaun Toub (Rahim Khan), Atossa Leoni (Soraya), Saïd Taghmaoui (Farid)
An exceptional US-funded foreign language feature adapted from a huge bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini.
The story begins in the 1970's Afghanistan, prior the Russian invasion and its aftermath, when the two boys, whose fathers were servant and master, fly kites together, but their friendship begins to deteriorate when one is bullied over his race, while the other fails to stand by his defence. A decision that haunts the young boy who into his adulthood.
Good performances, especially from Homayound Ershadi as Amir's father, a well-written screenplay, great photography and brilliant music make this amongst the best films of 2007.