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director Marc Forster adapts author Khaled Hosseini's critically acclaimed novel about two childhood best friends forever torn apart as their country is ravaged by endless war and bitter strife. As children, Amir (Khalid Abdalla) and Hassan were inseparable; their long days under azure Kabul skies often spent getting into innocent mischief or preparing for the highly anticipated kite-fighting tournament. When the day of the tournament arrives, however, a glorious victory is quickly offset by a timorous act of betrayal that ultimately serves as the catalyst for catastrophe. Not long after that fateful day, Amir moves away to America, leaving his old friend behind just as the ominous specter of war turns tragically tangible. Two decades later, Amir returns to Afghanistan to find his beloved homeland has now fallen under the iron-fisted rule of the Taliban. Still, all hope for redemption hasn't been lost just yet, because now that Amir stands face to face with the irrepressible secrets that he struggled so vigilantly to bury, he will receive one last chance to make peace with the past, and lay the groundwork for a brighter future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 14, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Marc Forster Best Foreign Language Film 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rebecca Yeldham Best Foreign Language Film 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Walter Parkes Best Foreign Language Film 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts William Horberg Best Foreign Language Film 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alberto Iglesias Best Music 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alberto Iglesias Best Original Score 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alberto Iglesias Best Original Score 2007 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Carlos Conti Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts David Benioff Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award David Benioff Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee

Cast

Khalid Abdalla
as Amir
Homayoun Ershadi
as Baba, Amir's Father
Zekiria Ebrahimi
as Young Amir
Shaun Toub
as Rahim Khan
Saïd Taghmaoui
as Farid
Nabi Tanha
as Ali
Atossa Leoni
as Soraya
Elham Ehsas
as Young Assef
Bahram Ehsas
as Wali
Tamim Nawabi
as Kamal
Mustafa Haidari
as Party Worker
Vsevold Sevanchos
as Soviet Union Soldier
Igor Radchenko
as Soviet Union Officer
Larry Brown
as Gas Station Customer
L. Peter Callender
as Dean of Students
Jesse Robertson
as Man at bar
Marco Mazariegos
as Pool Player
Shaan Price
as Pool Player
Peg McKibbin
as Flea Market Customer
Chris Verrill
as Dr. Starobin
Amar Kureishi
as Dr. Amani
Maimoona Ghizal
as Jamila Taheri
Yunus Osman
as Cemetery Mullah
Mehboob Ali
as Pakistan taxi driver
Nasser Memarzia
as Zaman the orphanage director
Aziz Raxidi
as Assef guards
Hameeda Hamraz
as Rahim Khan's neighbor
Kaiser Doulat-Beek
as Man at mosque
Habib Zargi
as Park Kite seller
Houshmand Habib
as Kite Flyer Kid
Lukas Ferreira
as Kite Spooler Kid
Igbal Theba
as Additional voice

Crew

Rebecca Yeldham
Director
Marc Forster
Director
William Horberg
Producer
Rebecca Yeldham
Producer
Walter Parkes
Producer
E. Bennett Walsh
Producer
David Benioff
Screenwriter
Khaled Hosseini
Book Author
Roberto Schaefer
Cinematographer
Alberto Iglesias
Composer (Music Score)
Matt Chessé
Editor
Bruce Toll
Production Designer
Carlos Conti
Production Designer
Douglas Cumming
Art Director
Oleh Sokolovsky
Art Director
Karen Murphy
Art Director
Leslie McMinn
Associate Producer
Kwame Parker
Associate Producer
Sam Mendes
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Sidney Kimmel
Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald
Executive Producer
Bruce Toll
Costume Designer
Caroline Smith
Set Decorator
Maria Nay
Set Decorator
Frank Fleming
Costume Designer
Chris Munro
Sound/Sound Designer
Nina Henninger
Casting
Eriko Miyagawa
Casting
Kate Dowd
Casting
Wang Hai
Stunts Coordinator
David Ebner
Visual Effects Supervisor
Kevin Tod Haug
Visual Effects Supervisor
Bruce Toll
Co-Executive Producer
E. Bennett Walsh
Unit Production Manager
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