The Kite Runner

Synopsis: In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father house, playing and kiting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father Baba blames him for the death of his mother in the delivery, and also that his father loves and prefers Hassan to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir winning a competition of kiting, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witness the assault but does not help the loyal Hassam. On the day after his birthday party, Amir hides his new watch in Hassam's bed to frame the boy as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, releasing his conscience from recalling his cowardice and betrayal. In 1979, the Russians invad
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Marc Forster
Production: Paramount Vantage
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 22 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min

- You ready?

- Yeah. Let's go.

- Is that what I think it is?

- I think so.

- You nervous?

- As long as they spelled my name right.

- You want a moment alone with it?

- I want you right here with me.

There it is.

There it is.

Your baby.

I'll get it.



You should come home.


I don't know if now's such a good time.

It's a very bad time,

but you should come.

There is a way to be good again, Amir.

Amir jan.

Hassan! Hassan!

Omar! Omar! Omar!



Amir jan.




A pack of those.

- Is that your car?

- Yeah.

- Beautiful car.

- Thanks.

Richard Hidalgo.

Erin Hill.

Denise Hawking.

Damon Hooper.

June Kitagawa.

- Hi.

- Hello.

- Tonight I'm very happy.

- Well, that's good.

- Tonight I drink with my son.

- Hi.

How are you, my friend?

Let's have a drink with us.

- What you like to drink?

- Scotch.

- Three Scotch, please.

- I'll have a beer instead. Thanks.

- Budweiser?

- Sure.


My son, the college graduate.

- It's just community college.

- It's college.

And someday, Dr. Amir!

- You know I want to write.

- Write?

I don't want to be a doctor.


One more, sir.

So instead of being doctor

and saving lives,

he wants make up stories.

Beautiful! Beautiful shot!

You see that shot?

A pitcher of beer for gentlemen, please.

Cheers. My son,

he graduates college today.

- Way to go, man. Congratulations.

- Thank you.

F*** the Russia!

- F*** the Russia!

- F*** Russia.

- Four, so that's $6.

- Okay.

Amir jan.

A story.

- How much?

- $160.

Not bad.

- You want a Coke?

- Sure. Be careful.

Of what?

I won't.

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Is General Sahib here today?

- Yeah, he went that way.

Will you tell him that I stopped by

to pay my respects?

I will.

Thank you. Oh, and my name's Amir.

In case you need to know,

so you can tell him that I stopped by.

To pay my respects.

- I'll go now. Sorry to disturb you.

- Oh, no, no, you didn't.


Can I ask what you're reading?

Have you read it?

It's a sad story.

I heard you write.

Would you like to read

one of my stories?

I'd like that.


- How much for this?

- $5.

- I'll give you three.

- Okay.

Thank you.

- You're not much of a haggler.

- I know.

I brought you something.

- You remembered.

- Of course.

- For your granddaughter?

- My granddaughter.

- Impossible.

- Thank you very much.

Here you go. Thank You.

- Have a good day.

- You're welcome.


What's wrong?


The General?

You okay?

You all right?

Have you been coughing?


Where are you from?

I grew up in Michigan.

Came out here for medical school.

Once you get used to

that California sunshine...

- But your family?

- My family.

We're originally from Russia.

I'm sorry.

- How are you feeling?

- The same.

We have your results back.

Wait outside for me.

"The citizens of Kabul

were skeletons now,

"skeletons selling naswar

in the night market,

"skeletons drinking cups of strong tea,

''skeletons playing cards

in the moonlight.

''They greeted me as I passed,

teeth clacking together in their jaws.

"'Salaam, brother,' they said.

'''Welcome home.'''

It's sort of a work in progress.

It's called The Sultans of Kabul.

Good title.

Keep going.

That's the end.

That's not an ending.

It's my story.

I get to end it how I want.

It's not Dr. Amani's decision.

I'm really sorry.

You better go back inside

or your father will come after me.

Your story made me cry.

You read it?

Our secret?


Our secret.

Can I do anything else for you?

Then I wonder

if you'd do something for me.

Okay. Good luck.

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David Benioff

David Benioff (born David Friedman; September 25, 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter and television producer. He is the co-creator and showrunner of the widely acclaimed award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. more…

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