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Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Kite Runner (2007)

I didn't read a single word of the blurb on the DVD box. I hit play with no idea where the film would take me. Others may disagree, but for me it was a story of reconciliation with oneself and redemption through action.
The two boys pictured are best friends Amir and Hassan, one a well-off child and the other the son of a servant. Growing up together in Afghanistan in the late 70s the boys face familiar challenges and ones unique to their situation.
As the years pass and the country is torn apart their lives go in different directions, but even when separated by physical borders and intangible time the bond between them keeps them tethered to each other.
It's not as straightforward as that may sound, there's more complex issues in need of resolve, but you'll discover them yourself if you watch it.

4 fair odds out of 5

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