The story behind the making of the film, based on the beloved best-selling novel directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, and Stranger Than Fiction), with more than 120 photos in full color and the complete screenplay.
The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of friends... hip, family, devastating errors, and redeeming love, based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory. Two boyhood friends, Amirand Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever in a divided country on the verge of war. The fearful act of betrayal by one boy will mark their lives forever and set an epic quest for redemption in motion. Now, after 20 years of living in America, under the iron-fisted rule of the Taliban, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right. This universal human story speaks to anyone who has a second chance to make a change and find forgiveness every year longed for.
This beautifully designed pictorial book includes the complete screenplay, highlighted by exquisite color photographs, stories about the production behind the scenes, the locations (the western Chinese desert bordering Afghanistan), the casting of the cast and crew that are globally diverse, and commentaries by novelist Khaled Hosseini and director Marc Forster.