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No, to The Kite Runner…

January 30, 2008

QUICK TAKES
January 16, 2008

Afghanistan bans ‘Kite Runner’

Afghanistan has banned the import and exhibition of “The Kite Runner,” a
film about the troubled friendship of two Afghan boys.

The decision was made “because some of its scenes are questionable and
unacceptable for some people . . . and would cause trouble for the
government and people,” a government official said.

Paramount, the studio behind the adaptation of the 2003 bestselling novel by
U.S.-based Afghan author Khaled Hosseini, last year had to get its three
young stars out of their homeland before the movie premiered to protect them from a possible backlash.

From Reuters

–baj