Film Version of 'Kite Runner' Faithful to Book Children in Afghanistan are at the center of The Kite Runner, the film adapted from the bestselling book by Khalid Hosseni. Like the novel, the film breaks into two parts: childhood friendship and betrayal in pre-war Afghanistan, then how that relationship changes in adulthood.
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Film Version of 'Kite Runner' Faithful to Book

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Film Version of 'Kite Runner' Faithful to Book

Film Version of 'Kite Runner' Faithful to Book

Film Version of 'Kite Runner' Faithful to Book

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Children in Afghanistan are at the center of The Kite Runner, the bestselling book by Khalid Hosseni that has been made into a film. The film, like the novel, breaks into two parts. Initially it's the tale of childhood friendship and betrayal in peaceful, pre-war Afghanistan. Then, after an unexpected phone call, it becomes the story of how that relationship plays out when its characters become adults.