The Kite Runner


2h 2m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Spanning from the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy to the atrocities of the Taliban reign, an epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal. An unlikely friendship develops between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, a servant to Amir and his father. During a

Film Details

Also Known As
Kite Runner, cerfs-volants de Kaboul, vliegeraar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Cafefx; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Gala Catering, Inc.; Hollywood Studio Symphony; L.A. Maddogs; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Mk12; Neal Street Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation; Participant Media; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment; Skywalker Sound; Solar Entertainment Corporation; Warner Bros. Sound; Wonderful Films
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Filmauro Distribuzione; Forum; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Myndform; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Paramount Vantage; Ro Image 2000; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Tatra Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Turkey; Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

Spanning from the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy to the atrocities of the Taliban reign, an epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal. An unlikely friendship develops between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, a servant to Amir and his father. During a kite-flying tournament, an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever. As an adult haunted by the childhood betrayal, Amir seeks redemption by returning to his war-torn native land to make peace with himself and reconcile his cowardice.

Crew

Arkin A

Driver

Abliz Abdirixit

Casting

Xireli Abudurexiti

Casting

Maridel Aisam

Casting

Abuduli Aizize

Assistant Director

Tim Alexander

3-D Models

Muhamd Ali

Casting

Joseph Allen

Grip

Lindsay Anderson

2-D Artist

Steve Arguello

3-D Models

Jeffrey Arnold

Digital Effects Artist

Nabila Aslai

Editor

Marc Asmode

Camera Assistant

Dustin Ault

Grip

Herb Ault

Key Grip

Jim Austin

Sound Engineer

Niyat Ullah Baig

Casting

Chris Ball

2-D Artist

Jeremy Ball

Art Department Coordinator

Stephen Balliet

Sound Department

Bob Barbosa

Driver

Jeffrey T. Barnes

Production Executive

Christopher Barron

Dubbing Mixer

Sophie Barry

Production

Adam Bayless

Office Assistant

Ken Bazal

Photography

Ernest Belding

Location Manager

David Benioff

Screenplay

Christopher Bennett

Assistant Production Coordinator

Basir Beria

Other

J Chuck Biagio

Grip

Sheng Wen Bin

Production Assistant

Wang Bin

Driver

Xin Hong Bin

Grip

Yang Hai Bing

Production Assistant

Diegot Bladuque

Music Engineer

Wu Yong Bo

Photography

Kristine M Bochum

Accounting Assistant

Kerry Boe

Tutor

Steve Boeddeker

Sound Designer

Sue Bowcott

Property Master

Richard Bowen

Director Of Photography

John Bradley

Driver

Phil Bray

Photography

Willie Brock

Driver

John Bromstead Jr.

Driver

Mike Brosius

Project Manager

James Burke

Greensman

Andy Byrne

3-D Artist

Mike Castillo

Digital Effects Artist

David Cerrejon

Music Arranger

David Cerrejon

Music

Lu Jin Chao

Stunts

Zhang Wei Chao

Props

Jeff Charles

Software Engineer

Sawut Chawar

Wardrobe Assistant

Matt Chessé

Editor

Gregory Childers

Grip

Lisa Chino

Adr Editor

Shauna Cho

Accounting Assistant

Ian Chriss

Grip

Timothy S. Christie

Dolly Grip

Liu Shao Chun

Property Master

Dylan Cole

Matte Painter

Ren Cong

Matte Painter

Ren Cong

Visual Effects

Carlos Conti

Production Designer

Sean Coonce

Digital Effects Artist

Brian Copenhagen

Boom Operator

John Countryman

Dubbing Mixer

Jose Luis Crespo

Music

Richard Crowe

Props

Douglas Cumming

Art Director

Jiang Cun

Wig Maker

Yang Dan Dan

Wardrobe Assistant

Gretchen Davis

Makeup Artist

Cao Dawei

Lighting Technician

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Chris Deguzman

Driver

Vincent R Delay

Animator

Leslie Devlin

Makeup Artist

Natascha Dimitrijevic

Production Assistant

Tony Dingman

Driver

Cao Wei Dong

Lighting Technician

Qi Xu Dong

Wardrobe Assistant

Sui Dongming

Production Assistant

Abu Douli

Assistant Director

Kate Dowd

Casting Director

Henry Dray

Transportation Coordinator

Henry Dray

Unit Manager

Douglas Dresser

Location Manager

Sharlene Duale

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jason Durey

Special Effects Coordinator

Ken Durey

Special Effects Coordinator

Arkin E

Driver

Mikey Eberle

Production Assistant

David Ebner

Visual Effects Supervisor

Leif Einarsson

Animator

Valance Eisleben

Film Lab

Massoumeh Emami

Script Supervisor

Sean England

Foley Recordist

Caroline Eselin

Wardrobe Supervisor

Frank Eulner

Supervising Sound Editor

Antonio Evans

Medic

Huang Fan

Production Supervisor

Yang Fan

Sound Department

Qiao Jin Fang

Wardrobe

Yang Fangzheng

Wardrobe Assistant

Masoud Farand

Tutor

Don Feeney

Transportation Captain

Leslee Feldman

Casting

Guo Yun Feng

Driver

Jiang Fengmei

Wardrobe Assistant

Andre Fenley

Supervising Sound Editor

Dan Ferreira

Lighting Technician

Steve Finn

Boom Operator

Mike Fischer

3-D Models

Aaron Fitzgerald

Production Assistant

Frank Fleming

Costume Designer

Doug Ford

Sound Engineer

Alex Friderici

3-D Models

Ron Friedman

Animator

Lisa Frucht

Assistant Costume Designer

Nancy Fuller

Project Manager

Jamie L Gaines

Production Assistant

Rachael Gallaghan

Production Coordinator

Li Gang

Foreman

Felix Gehm

Assistant Location Manager

Retha Geldenhuys

Accounting Assistant

Jeff Gilliam

Lighting Technician

Mark Gilmer

Photography

Kathleen Giordano

Set Costumer

Robin Gonsalves

Assistant Editor

Adam Goodman

Studio Executive

Robin Graham

Compositing Supervisor

Shahrukh Gran

Researcher

Antonio Grana

Production Assistant

Jonathan Greber

Dubbing Mixer

Paul Grenville

Film Lab

Li Si Guang

Lighting Technician

Leilani Gushiken

Post-Production Coordinator

Leighanne Haddock

On-Set Dresser

Mark Hadland

Chief Lighting Technician

Wang Hai

Stunt Coordinator

Mustafa Haidari

Casting Associate

Ang Hailiang

Grip

Timor Hakimyar

Casting

Cindy Hamilton

Caterer

Howard W Hammerman

Sound Engineer

Wu Yin Hao

Wardrobe Assistant

Abdullah Hapiz

Wardrobe Supervisor

Courtney Harrell

Loader

David Harris

Transportation Coordinator

David Harris

Coordinator

Kevin Tod Haug

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dale Haugo

Painter

Guo Tian He

Caterer

Mike Helbig

On-Set Dresser

Don L Henderson

Key Grip

Nina Henninger

Casting

Qiao Hepin

Assistant Director

Jotham Herzon

Visual Effects

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

David Hickey

Accountant

Teresa Hinton

Hair Stylist

Lora Hirschberg

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joe Hoback

3-D Models

Marty Holthaus

Visual Effects

Di Xiao Hong

Other

Liu Shu Hong

Wig Maker

Liu Hong Hai

Property Master

Cao Hongan

Lighting Technician

Kevin Hoppe

3-D Artist

William Horberg

Producer

Lawrence Hornbeck

On-Set Dresser

Ilham Hosseini

Interpreter

Khaled Hosseini

Source Material

Bonnie Hudson

Tutor

Peter Hudson

On-Set Dresser

Wang Hui

Driver

David Hunter

Editor

Steven Hutchins

3-D Models

Alberto Iglesias

Music

Elham Jan

Production Assistant

Doug Jaqua

Color

Rameen Moshref Javid

Researcher

Simon Jayes

Camera Operator

Chen Xing Jiang

Driver

Karsym Jiang

Production Assistant

Kuer Ban Jiang

Assistant Director

Rebecca Qin Jiang

Script Supervisor

Kang Jiangcheng

Lighting Technician

Cao Yong Jie

Lighting Technician

Fan Yong Jie

Hair Stylist

Lei Jin

Matte Painter

Zhang Xiu Jin

Accounting Assistant

Brook Johnson

Grip

Kyle Johnson

Production Assistant

Tish Johnson

Production Accountant

Les G Jones

Visual Effects Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Kite Runner, cerfs-volants de Kaboul, vliegeraar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Cafefx; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Gala Catering, Inc.; Hollywood Studio Symphony; L.A. Maddogs; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Mk12; Neal Street Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation; Participant Media; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment; Skywalker Sound; Solar Entertainment Corporation; Warner Bros. Sound; Wonderful Films
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Filmauro Distribuzione; Forum; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Myndform; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Paramount Vantage; Ro Image 2000; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Tatra Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Turkey; Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Award Nominations

Best Score

2007

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

The Country of United States

Winner of the 2007 Satellite Award for Best Original Score by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Limited Release in United States December 14, 2007

Released in United States on Video March 25, 2008

Released in United States Winter December 14, 2007

Based on the novel "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini; published by Riverhead Press in 2003.

Sam Mendes previously attached to direct.

Literary Sale Date: 08/11/2003.

Released in United States on Video March 25, 2008

Limited Release in United States December 14, 2007

Released in United States Winter December 14, 2007

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.