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Friday, December 21, 2007

The Kite Runner AMC Aventura 24

This weekend several epic films will be hitting the big screen at AMC Aventura 24 in the Aventura Mall - The Kite Runner, National Treasure and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The Kite Runner is the film I'm going to see at the Aventura Mall this weekend.

No, I didn't read the book. I saw the cool cover at Border's Books, but have zero time to dive into a new story. Instead, I did some research on the Internet and I'd like to share that information with you.

Story Summary -

The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do Pashtun boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the Taliban regime.

Assef's vow comes true during the day of Amir's favorite sport: "kite fighting". In this sport, children fly their kites and try to cut each other's kite. Hassan has a gift to know where the cut kite will land before it is even cut. Amir wins the tournament, and Baba's praise, with his kite the last one flying, but when Hassan goes to fetch the last cut kite, a great trophy, Assef and two henchmen are there instead. Hassan tries to protect Amir's kite, but Assef beats Hassan and sodomizes him. Amir hides and watches Hassan and is too scared to help him. Afterwards, Hassan becomes emotionally downcast. Amir knows why but keeps it a secret, and things are never the same between the two. After hearing a story from Rahim Khan, Amir decides it would be best for Hassan to go away. Amir frames Hassan as a thief but Baba forgives him, even though he admits to committing the crime - and despite the fact that Baba believes that "there is no act more wretched than stealing". Hassan and his father Ali, to Baba's extreme sorrow, decide that it's time to leave. All Amir wanted was his Baba to be proud of him and getting Hassan out of the picture was the only way.



Director:Marc Forster
Writers (WGA):
David Benioff (screenplay)
Khaled Hosseini (novel)

Steven Colbert and Khaled Hosseini

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