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Kite Runner Doesn't Quite Soar

Film fails to garner book's praise

(Newser) - The Kite Runner, adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed novel about two boys’ journey through the tumultuous recent history of Afghanistan, fails to match the book’s critical raves. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times loves it, praising the compelling narrative and the “natural, convincing and powerful" child stars'... More »

Kite Runner Kids Flee Country

Filmmakers feared reprisals against Afghan actors in controversial scene

(Newser) - Four child stars of the upcoming movie The Kite Runner have been whisked out of their native Afghanistan to protect them from possible backlash over a rape scene in the movie, the Guardian reports. Paramount Pictures helped relocate the boys to the United Arab Emirates after months of worry and... More »

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