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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.

Director:

Yoon-Chul Jung (as Yoon-Chul Chung)

Writer:

Yoon-Chul Jung
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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:
Sun-Jae Kim Sun-Jae Kim ... Chowon's Homeroom Teacher
Sung-min Lee
Mi-suk Park Mi-suk Park
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Storyline

(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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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

27 January 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Marathon See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,284,089
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Production Co:

Cineline See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Remade as Marason (2007) See more »

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Wonderful, simply wonderful!
29 May 2005 | by daniel_sjoholmSee all my reviews

Korea is definitely the most interesting movie producer for the time being (and will probably expand even more in the future!), they keep pumping out masterpiece after masterpiece in all different genres recently (taegukgi, my sassy girl, old boy, memories of murder someone?). And this time a hearth warming story about a autistic boy called Cho-won who loves running more than anything. I wont in detail go through the story, you simply have to experience it yourself. But i can say as much as this movie contains everything which makes a movie in this genre good. You will laugh, you will cry, you will get that warm feeling inside your spine.

RUN and watch this! You wont regret it. Go! Go! GO Korea!


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