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The Kite Runner
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Directed By
Marc Forster

Written By:
David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini

Khalid Abdalla, Homayon Ershadi, Nasser Memarzia, Timothy Roberts, Said Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Brian Vowell, Navid Negahban, Ismail Bashey, Big Spence, Larry Kitagawa, Jeff Redlick, James Cotner, Susan Farese, Larry Brown, Laurie Burke, L. Peter Callender, Emmy Farese, Reza Ghasemi, Michael F. Grant, Mason Hsieh, Charles Lewis III, Atossa Leoni, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, Benjamin Miller, Henri Ramsey, Salim Razawi, Yvonne Truong, Susan Zangl, Ehsan Aman, Vsevolod Bardashev, Ali Dinesh, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Caon Mortenson, Kelcie Stranahan, Zadran Wali, Mohammad Yawary

The Kite Runner (2007)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
April 5th, 2008

A man never apologizes.

Favorite Movie Quote: "I dream that my son will grow up to be a good person, a free person. I dream that someday you will return to revisit the land of our childhood. I dream that flowers will bloom in the streets again..."

Baba (Homayoun Ershadi) would never have to apologize because he lived his life in such a manner that he always did the right thing. For him, an apology is just a formality of speech, not something that he offers out of shame. It is too bad that his son Amir (Zekeria Ebrahimi & Khalid Abdalla) did not learn from his father until it was too late. Sure, he managed to do the right thing in the end, but he would never reach the stature of his father or even the man who sold everything he had to care for orphaned Afghans.

Sure, he decided to go for redemption in the end, but that redemption is born out of the same misguided beliefs that our young men and women in Afghanistan today. Somehow, it must be better to have freedom in American or freedom by America. Well, how much freedom have we achieved when this film is banned by the Afghan government we installed. We have traded the freedom of our forefathers, born out of the Enlightenment, for a false freedom that means only freedom to make money.

This story was beautifully done and the Chinese scenery was incredible, and the music was splendid, but one must never forget the underlying false message included.

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