Title: Kite Runner
Starring: Mostly unknown actors
Direction: Marc Forster
The movie has subtitles for the most part. So I found it a little distracting to keep following the sub-titles. However, it is hard to find fault with the movie makers for this because it would have been awful if everyone in the film spoke English.
The acting standards are pretty high, especially given that there are no well-known actors. The Director does a fine job of bringing out the best in the actors. The actor who played the role of Amir’s (the hero) Dad, and the two kids were by far the best.
I must admit that there was a “desi” feel to the whole film. Not sure if it was the language or the overall pace of the film. There was clearly a tinge of Bollywood masala (fights, dancing, countryside scenes, emotion and drama) to its overall feel (maybe its just me!!).
There a few scenes shot in Fremont and the Berkeley Marina as well. Overall a good film, worth watching though it comes no where close to the book.