Afghans ban The Kite Runner

Surprised? Us neither.

Here’s one to be filed under “even Bryce Dallas Howard in The Village could have seen it coming”… Afghanistan’s state-run Information and Culture Ministry council has officially banned The Kite Runner.

We’re not sure why the film has been banned… Oh, hang on: perhaps the political hot potato about two boys’ growing pains, rape and vicious unrest was deemed just a little too controversial and might incite violence in the country.

"On the basis of the instruction of the Information and Culture Ministry, the "Kite Runner" film's depiction and import has been banned," Latif Ahmadi, the head of state-run Afghan Film told Reuters. "Because some of its scenes are questionable and unacceptable for some people and would cause sensitiveness and would cause trouble for the government and people.” Get the full story from Reuters here.

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