A really beautiful film but and even more gripping book.
Kite Runner is the story of two boys who grow up together in the 1970's in Afghanistan like brothers. Even though the two are very close, they are quite different. Amir is a lover of books, he is a well educated Pashtun, and is the son of a wealthy businessman that is a Sunni Muslim. Hassan is the son of a servant to Amir's father. Hassan is a Sh'ia Muslim, a Hazara, he cannot read, and has a harelip. Amir often teases Hassan and one time even hid and watched Hassan was beaten up by a group of bullies.
When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir's family flees to the United States. As an adult, Amir returns to his home country during the Taliban rule and atones for his sins to Hassan.
The novel educates the reader on human suffering and heroism as the story deals with social classes, ethnicity, war and change in society.