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The Kite Runner (5-Oct-2007)

Director: Marc Forster

Writer: David Benioff

From novel: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Music by: Alberto Iglesias

Producers: William Horberg; Walter Parkes; Rebecca Yeldham; E. Bennett Walsh

Keywords: Drama, Rape, Afghanistan

An Afghanistan-born California man, haunted by a betrayal of a childhood friend, returns home to save the friend's son.

Amir, a Pushtun boy enjoying a privileged life towards the end of 1970s Afghanistan's monarchy, enjoys a friendship with Hassan, a Hazara son of Amir's house's servant. Amir wins a kiting competition one day, failing to stand up for Hassan when he is raped while attempting to bring him a kite in an act of betrayal that would forever haunt him. Years later, Amir, now a famous writer based out of California, is compelled to return to war-torn Afghanistan when he receives a call informing him that Hassan's murder at the hands of the Taliban has placed his son in danger. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Khaled Hosseini
4-Mar-1965   The Kite Runner


Khalid Abdalla   ...   Amir
Atossa Leoni   ...   Soraya
Shaun Toub   ...   Rahim Khan
Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada   ...   Omar
Zekeria Ebrahimi   ...   Young Amir
Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada   ...   Young Hassan
Mir Mahmood Shah Hashimi   ...   Business Man in Baba's Study
Homayoun Ershadi   ...   Baba
Nabi Tanha   ...   Ali
Elham Ehsas   ...   Young Assef
Bahram Ehsas   ...   Wali
Tamim Nawabi   ...   Kamal
Mohamad Nabi Attai   ...   Uncle Saifo the Kite Seller
Mohamad Nadir Sarwari   ...   Spice Merchant
Mustafa Haidari   ...   Party Worker
Ahmad Yasar Shir Agha   ...   Birthday Singer
Mohammad Aman Joya   ...   Mahmood
Abdul Azim Wahabzada   ...   Karim
Vsevolod Sevanchos   ...   Soviet Union Soldier
Sayed Miran Farhad   ...   Burly Man in Truck
Murina Abudukelimu   ...   Young Wife in Truck
Igor Radchenko   ...   Soviet Union Officer
Larry Brown   ...   Gas Station Customer
L. Peter Callender   ...   Dean of Students
Jesse Robertson   ...   Man at Bar
Josh Chamberlain   ...   Pool Player
Marco Mazariegos   ...   Pool Player
Shaan Price   ...   Pool Player
Qadir Farookh   ...   Gen. Taheri
Peg McKibbin   ...   Flea Market Customer
Chris Verrill   ...   Dr. Starobin
Amar Kureishi   ...   Dr. Amani
Maimoona Ghizal   ...   Jamila Taheri
Mohammad Ehsan Aman   ...   Wedding Singer
Yunus Osman   ...   Cemetery Mullah
Mehboob Ali   ...   Pakistan Taxi Driver
Sad Taghmaoui   ...   Farid
Nasser Memarzia   ...   Zaman the Orphanage Director
Abdul Salam Yusoufzai   ...   Assef
Mohamad Amin Rahimi   ...   Taliban Stadium Speaker
Aziz Raxidi   ...   Assef Guard
Khalil Ahmad Nooryan   ...   Assef Guard
Ali Danish Bakhtyari   ...   Sohrab
Hameeda Hamraz   ...   Rahim Khan's Neighbor
Kaiser Doulat-Beek   ...   Man at Mosque
Ahmad Shah Alam   ...   Man in the Park
Khaled Hosseini   ...   Doctor in the Park
Habib Zargi   ...   Park Kite Seller
Houshmand Habib   ...   Kite Flyer Kid
Lukas Ferreira   ...   Kite Spooler Kid


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