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De Marathon (2012)

After finding out that they have a debt of EUR40.000 with the tax service, four very out-of-shape men working at a car shop start to train for a marathon, in which they can win the money to pay the debt.

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Diederick Koopal
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Credited cast:
Stefan de Walle Stefan de Walle ... Gerard
Martin van Waardenberg Martin van Waardenberg ... Leo
Marcel Hensema ... Nico
Frank Lammers ... Kees
Mimoun Oaïssa Mimoun Oaïssa ... Youssoef
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Abma ... Jolanda
Dragan Bakema ... Tony
Mahjoub Benmoussa Mahjoub Benmoussa ... Oom Houssein
Manuel Broekman Manuel Broekman ... Ken
John Buijsman John Buijsman ... Joop
Aat Ceelen Aat Ceelen ... Herman
Sofieke de Kater Sofieke de Kater ... Zuster
Herman den Blijker Herman den Blijker ... Himself
Jung Sun den Hollander ... Röntgenoloog
Nanette Drazic Nanette Drazic ... Prostituee
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In a car shop in Rotterdam, three car mechanics find out that the owner of the car shop, their colleague and boss, has a debt of EUR40.000 with the tax service. After unsuccessfully trying several possible solutions, these four beer drinking and cigarette smoking out-of-shape men ask their fifth colleague, a now physically disabled but also former marathon runner, to train them for a marathon. If they finish it, their debt will be paid, if they don't, they loose the garage. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maraton See more »

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Trivia

Koos van Staveren is the owner of the garage Garvak where they shot the movie. In January 2017 the movie became reality according to the news. Koos van Staveren is diagnosed with cancer and his garage is threatened by bankruptcy. Instead of running a marathon, the makers and cast of The Marathon organized a benefit evening on January 5 to raise money for Koos van Staveren. They raised almost 9500 euro for the garage. See more »

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Leo: Dude... Get lost with your Smurfs juice.
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Victory is relative
19 October 2012 | by bloguriousSee all my reviews

The are many things that can influence our lives but nothing seems to be more powerful than the certainty of our imminent death.

"De Marathon" is a beautiful portrait of friendship and determination, where important choices and decisions are simply necessary in order to move on. Our lives are full of surprises and keeping the spirit alive through thick and thin is not for the faint-hearted. We laugh and we cry, we fight to win and sometimes we lose. The road may be long and believing in who you are and what you can do if your strongest ally. But victory is very relative and if your efforts can somehow be used as a form of inspiration, than you have already succeeded. Nice movie.


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