Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new worldcannot grant him: redemption.
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The year is 1943. Bruno’s family must move from their home to a new house far away. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. Bruno sets out to explore this desolate new place.