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The Kite Runner


Sam Roggeveen


22 January 2008 12:38

What's with the ridiculous sneering in The Age's review of this new film? It's as if the reviewer is accusing the film-makers of slandering the Taliban ('Naturally, upon arrival he stops off at a stadium to take in a public stoning — but when you want to paint your villains as truly barbaric, only intimations of gay child rape will do'). Does the reviewer consider it somehow impolitic or impolite to portray the depradations of that regime?