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Marathon (2005)

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


Yoon-Chul Jung (as Yoon-Chul Chung)
10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Cho Seung-woo ... Cho-won Yoon
Kim Mi-Sook ... Kyung-sook Yoon
Lee Gi-yeong ... Jung-wook
Sung-Hyun Baek ... Jung-won Yoon
Nae-sang Ahn ... Cho-won's dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Su-ji Jeon Su-ji Jeon ... Se-yeon
Jae-rok Kim ... Police Station Officer
Sun-Jae Kim Sun-Jae Kim ... Chowon's Homeroom Teacher
Sung-min Lee ... Jung-wook's Friend
Mi-suk Park Mi-suk Park


(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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Did You Know?


The film pokes fun at the classic film 'Rain Man' in the scene where the coach tries to get Cho-won to solve maths equations. Cho-won can't solve any difficult equations in his head, and it's literally raining in the foreground. See more »


Remade as Marason (2007) See more »

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Unique, highly recommended!
24 February 2006 | by icltthlSee all my reviews

This is a film that captures the fine nuances of human emotions (or the inability to express them in the case of the autistic character). It explores in a realistic and heartfelt manner a family with an autistic child, and the outside world from which the child is protected. Thanks to a good script, good acting, and good production all round, their story was brought to life and we can really feel for the characters in this movie. On the one hand, this film is complex as it touches on many different themes (I leave it for the viewers to find out), but on the other, it is so simple as it touches on the deepest of our roots and emotions.

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27 January 2005 (South Korea) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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