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Matthew Sandoval Sandoval 1

Professor Bettacchi

English 1301

10/30/11

Movie Review over The Kite Runner

The heartfelt adaptation of the movie The Kite Runner, was produced by Paramount/DreamWorks' and directed by Marc Forester. The Film explored about growing up in the city Kabul, Afghanistan. Even throughout the winding roads of guilt and happiness the movie has an emotional impact that the years typical films have lacked in the past.

At the heart of it is the intense boyhood friendship that develops between Amir (Khalid Abdalla as Amir, and Zekeria Ebrahimi as Young Amir), the weak son of a rich businessman (Homayoun Ershadi as Baba/Agha Sahib), and Hassan (Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada), the fiercely loyal child of the family's servant. Even before the Soviets arrive and force the exodus of Amir's family, but the boys' relationship will be derailed. They may share the joys of memorizing "The Magnificent Seven" and winning a kite running contest, they may defiantly shout "the two of us against Kabul!," but the roles of master and servant are never completely erased.

Hassan would do anything for Amir, claiming at one point that "I'd rather eat dirt than lie to you." His conviction is so pure that believing that he can't acknowledge his friend's sometimes condescending behavior. Even to the point when Hassan is raped by a teenage thug, Amir watches silently, and then compounds his crime of inaction by accusing Hassan of thievery. The families split, just as the country is divided but years later Amir makes a redemptive return to his home.

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At this point, adult actors take over, and The Kite Runner loses something. The story turns melodramatic with a turns that is too hard to buy in bookstores and much harder than visualized in the movie. Amir showdown with the Taliban certainly generates suspense, like something out of a war movie. In the end, it's the true childhood scenes, and the truthfulness of the boys' performances, that you will remember.

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