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The Kite Runner

Rated PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/14/2007 , 122min.
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Plot & Details

Finding Neverland 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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Alberto Iglesias Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Alberto Iglesias Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Marc Forster Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Walter Parkes Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film William Horberg Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay David Benioff Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Rebecca Yeldham Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Alberto Iglesias Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Carlos Conti Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Alberto Iglesias Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Marc Forster Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Walter Parkes Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film William Horberg Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay David Benioff Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Rebecca Yeldham Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actor Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada Nominated

Chicago International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Chicago International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Golden Satellite Award

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Golden Satellite Award Best Adapted Screenplay David Benioff Nominated

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