If you've already rewatched your old holiday favorites, here are three new films to keep the cheer going all season long. Get some picks. In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father house, playing and kiting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father Baba blames him for the death of his mother in the delivery, and also that his father loves and prefers Hassan 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 winning a competition of kiting, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witness the assault but does not help the loyal Hassam. On the day after his birthday party, Amir hides his new watch in Hassam's bed to frame the boy as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, releasing his conscience from recalling his cowardice and betrayal. In , the Russians The Kite Runner was beautiful, poignant and very moving. I particularly loved the two child actors in the film as well as the actor portraying the father.
The Kite Runner is a American drama film directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by David Benioff and based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. It tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul who is tormented by the guilt of abandoning his friend Hassan. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet military intervention , the mass exodus of Afghan refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the Taliban regime. Though most of the film is set in Afghanistan , these parts were mostly shot in Kashgar , China , due to the dangers of filming in Afghanistan at the time. The child actors are native speakers , but several adult actors had to learn Dari. Filming wrapped up on December 21, , and the film was expected to be released on November 2, However, after concern for the safety of the young actors in the film due to fears of violent reprisals to the sexual nature of some scenes in which they appear, its release date was pushed back six weeks to December 14, The film opens with an Afghan-American writer, Amir Qadiri, and his wife, Soraya, who are watching children flying kites at a bayside park. When they arrive home, Amir finds waiting for him packages of his new novel, A Season for Ashes , which has just been published. Soraya refers to the book as Amir's "baby," hinting at the couple's inability to have a child of their own.
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It tells you the story of Amir, a young boy from Kabul, and his close friend Hassan. Set against the backdrop of tumultuous events, this novel is sure you make you feel emotions that you never knew existed. Before turning into a full-time writer, Afghan-born American novelist Khaled Hosseini was a physician.
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