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An autistic boy discovers he has a talent for running and with the help of the mother participates in a major marathon.

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Yoon-chul Chung (as Yoon-Chul Chung)

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Yoon-chul Chung (as Yoon-Chul Chung)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seung-woo Cho ... Cho-won Yoon
Mi-suk Kim ... Kyung-sook Yoon
Gi-yeong Lee Gi-yeong Lee ... Jung-wook
Sung-Hyun Baek ... Jung-won Yoon
Nae-sang Ahn ... Cho-won's dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sung-min Lee Sung-min Lee
Mi-suk Park Mi-suk Park
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(Korean with English subtitles) This hit inspirational movie follows an autistic young man, who finds solace only in running. His mother is the caring force that never gives up on him. Even though both Mother and son suffer from family and financial issues, they manage to find a former marathon champion -- now a lethargic old man - to serve as his coach for an upcoming marathon. Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

27 January 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Marathon See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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What a wonderful film!!!
9 June 2005 | by strick00See all my reviews

I saw this film on a recent trip to Korea and was absolutely blown away! I'm still thinking about it and trying to get my hands on a copy. Seung Woo Cho's portrayal of an autistic boy whose mother encourages him to start running is brilliant and heartbreaking. The film accurately illustrates the social and private difficulties for people with autism and their families. Based on a true story, you can't help but fall in love with this boy because he's so pure-hearted and misunderstood by everyone, even his own family members. His mother even questions her feelings about him, which is something rarely shown in films. Despite the odds, he becomes a champion without meaning to or wanting to, and by the end of the film you are in awe of what this person accomplished. Everyone should see this film and experience the joy and agony. Korean cinema has never been so poignant! Just a warning--you might want to keep a box of tissues beside you, especially for the second half of the film. If you see one foreign film this year, please make it this one!


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