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The Resource The kite runner, Dreamworks Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Participant Productions present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/MacDonald production, a Marc Forster film ; produced by William Horberg, Walter Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham, E. Bennett Walsh ; screenplay by David Benioff ; directed by Marc Forster, (videorecording DVD)

The kite runner, Dreamworks Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Participant Productions present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/MacDonald production, a Marc Forster film ; produced by William Horberg, Walter Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham, E. Bennett Walsh ; screenplay by David Benioff ; directed by Marc Forster, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The kite runner
Title
The kite runner
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Participant Productions present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/MacDonald production, a Marc Forster film ; produced by William Horberg, Walter Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham, E. Bennett Walsh ; screenplay by David Benioff ; directed by Marc Forster
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Afghanistan, 1970's. Amir is a Pushtun boy. Hassan is a Hazara boy. Amir and Hassan are raised together in Amir's father house. They play together and go kitting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father, Baba, blames him for the death of his mother during his delivery. He feels that his father loves and prefers Hassam 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 wins a kiting competition, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but Hassan is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite. Amir witnesses the assault but does not help Hassan. Amir frames Hassan as a thief and his father is forced to fire Amir. After the Russians invade Afghanistan, Baba and Amir move to California, where Amir becomes a famous writer and marries a fellow countrywoman. After a phone call reveals a family secret, Amir returns to Pakistan on a journey of redemption
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Roberto Schaeffer ; editor, Matt Chessé ; music, Alberto Iglesias
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including sexual assault of a child; violence; and brief strong language
Language note
English (TrueHD 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.K58 2009
PerformerNote
Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Saïd Taghmaoui
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Forster, Marc
  • Abdalla, Khalid
  • Ershadi, Homayoun
  • Toub, Shaun
  • Leoni, Atossa
Runtime
127
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kites
  • Male friendship
  • Fathers and sons
  • Male rape
  • Moving, Household
  • Afghanistan
Technique
live action
Label
The kite runner, Dreamworks Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Participant Productions present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/MacDonald production, a Marc Forster film ; produced by William Horberg, Walter Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham, E. Bennett Walsh ; screenplay by David Benioff ; directed by Marc Forster, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Commentary with Marc Forster, Khaled Hosseini and David Benioff; words from The kite runner; images from The kite runner; theatrical trailer (in HD)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray ed. ; widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Isbn
9781415748350
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361426945
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
14269
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn315905935
  • (OCoLC)315905935
System details
  • Blu-ray disc, widescreen; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High-Definition ; (Special features: standard definition)
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Terms governing use
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The kite runner, Dreamworks Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Participant Productions present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/MacDonald production, a Marc Forster film ; produced by William Horberg, Walter Parkes, Rebecca Yeldham, E. Bennett Walsh ; screenplay by David Benioff ; directed by Marc Forster, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Commentary with Marc Forster, Khaled Hosseini and David Benioff; words from The kite runner; images from The kite runner; theatrical trailer (in HD)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray ed. ; widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Isbn
9781415748350
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361426945
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
14269
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn315905935
  • (OCoLC)315905935
System details
  • Blu-ray disc, widescreen; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High-Definition ; (Special features: standard definition)
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Terms governing use
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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