The Kite Runner a novel by Khaled Hosseini, have been set mostly in Afghanistan. The introverted and insecure afghan narrator, Amir, grows up in Afghanistan in the closing years of the monarchy and the first years of the short-lived republic. His best and most faithful friend, Hassan, is the son of a servant. Amir feels he betrays Hassan by not coming to his aid when Hassan is set on by bullies and furthermore forces Hassan and his father Ali to leave his father´s service. Amir´s relatively privileged life in Kabul comes to an end when the communist regime comes to power and his extrovert father, Baba emigrates with him to the U.S. There Amir meets his future afghan wife and marries her. Amir´s father dies in the U.S. and Amir receives a letter from his father´s most trusted business partner and, for a time, Amir´s surrogate father, which makes Amir return, alone, to a Taliban-dominated Afghanistan in search of the truth about himself and his family, and finally, a sort of redemption.
As a matter of fact, this Novel was converted into an American drama film by Director Marc Forster,in the year 2007 based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. To say more, though most of the film is set in Afghanistan, many parts were mostly shot in Kashgar, China, due to the dangers of filming in Afghanistan at the time. In fact, the majority of the film's dialogue is in Dari, with the remainder spoken in English and that the child actors are native speakers, but several adult actors had to learn Dari.
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Filming wrapped up on December 21, 2006, and the film was expected to be released on November 2, 2007. However, after concern for the safety of the young actors in the film due to fears of violent reprisals to the sexual nature of some scenes in which they appear, its release date was pushed back six weeks to December 14, 2007 and was released on DVD on March 25, 2008 along with a HD DVD was also announced simultaneously. The Kite Runner film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007. The film's score by Alberto Iglesias was nominated for Best Original Score at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
This film is truly a treat for creative minds around the world and for someone who appreciates realism!