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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

There is a way to be good again.
  • It's always wise to read the end of the story first...

Based on the popular book, this is a tale of redemption between two childhood friends. An unpleasant incident during their childhood in Afghanistan eventually led two friends to go separate ways. Now, years later, one decides to return to Afghanistan from the USA, to try and redress past issues. However things do not go quite as he expects. The film is mostly in English, with some scenes being subtitled.


124 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Khalid Abdalia, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub, Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Agmad Jhan Mahmidzada
Director
Marc Forster
ScreenplayDavid Benioff, from the novel by Khaled Hosseini
MusicAlberto Iglesias
CinematographyRoberto Schaefer
EditingMatt Chesse
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byDreakworks SKG, MacDonald./Parkes Productions, Neal Street Productions, Participant Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Wonderland Films

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Small | Medium | Large

FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageOccasional, contextual, low impact
NudityMild and isolated
SexImplied by innuendo
ViolenceOccasional but intense and bloody
PrejudiceFrequent and class-related
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsCertain religious sensitivities may be in question here around the portrayal of Islamic leaders abusing children and other people.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarZane Henry quote icon 15
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople15
Cape TimesKenneth Turan quote icon 10
The CitizenPeter Feldman quote icon 18
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge quote icon 15
24.comJean Barker10
International Media
BBC (UK)Stella Papamichael quote icon 10
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 20
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman quote icon 5
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 18
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 15
ScreenIt (USA) quote icon 10
Metacritic.com34 critics12
RottenTomatoes.com153 critics13
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 13
IMDB4310 Netizens quote icon 16
Average .. 67%13


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